Category Archives: News


What Advantage Does Using Footsteps2Brilliance Bring to My Family?


When thinking about your family and their happiness, what things come to mind? Most likely, reading is not at the top of the list. However, we read every day – street signs, sales ads, email, social media newsfeeds – the 

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9 Times to Use Footsteps2Brilliance When You Don’t Have Time


Reading with your child daily is one of the most important things you can do to help prepare them for school. It provides them a base for language development, vocabulary exposure, and imagination. But we know day-to-day life can be 

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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 fall of 2015 were prepared on their first day of school. Not prepared as in arrived with a backpack full of school 

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


You have visited OsceolaReads.com 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 

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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, 

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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 

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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 

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


This article first appeared on AroundOsceola.com. According 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 and 

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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 

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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. 

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