All posts by Osceola Reads

Osceola County Focuses on Reading Readiness for All

Thirteen percent. It’s not a very big number. Only thirteen percent of Osceola County students entering kindergarten in the fall of 2015 were prepared on their first day of school. Not prepared as in arrived with a backpack full of 
read more

Congratulations! You’ve registered for Osceola Reads with Footsteps2Brilliance. Now what?

You have visited and completed registration for Footsteps2Brilliance, allowing you and your child access to the program. Feeling great for taking a step in the right direction to prepare your child for school, you think you’re ready but aren’t 
read more

Osceola Reads with Footsteps2Brilliance Aims to Close County’s Literacy Gap

This article first appeared in St. Cloud in the News.   Osceola Reads is a five-year countywide literacy initiative aimed at increasing our children’s literacy rate. Thanks to the School District of Osceola County, the Education Foundation of Osceola County, 
read more

Osceola News-Gazette – Letters to the Editor

This letter first appeared in the Osceola News Gazette. To the Editor: Reading is a critical skill at the heart of all formal education. Children have to be able to read in order to learn. Certainly, a child’s reading skills 
read more

Fox 35 Orlando – Osceola County launches new app to help pre-k read and write

  This article first appeared on Fox 35. OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla (WOFL FOX 35) – We’ve heard about prep classes to get kids ready for college or even high school, but what about kindergarten? Administrators with the Osceola County School 
read more

Around Osceola – School district launches free mobile pre-k app

This article first appeared on According to the Osceola County School District?s statistics, 87 percent of students are not prepared for kindergarten on the first day of school. It’s a situation that, in the past, public school systems couldn’t 
read more

WMFE – Osceola Schools using new app to get kids ready for kindergarten

This article first appeared on WMFE The Osceola County School District is trying to improve literacy for its youngest minds. The Osceola Reads initiative centers on a free app for local families. The Osceola County School district finds only 13 
read more

My News 13 – Osceola schools to release app to help early learning

This article first appeared on News 13 KISSIMMEE — Less than 20 percent of children in Osceola County are academically prepared for their first day of elementary school. But a brand new app aims to increase children’s literacy rate countywide. 
read more