Parents and students in Leon County will find new resources awaiting them in local schools when they return this fall, thanks to new literacy resource kiosks provided by the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR). The kiosks, stocked with grade-specific materials, were delivered in early August to 49 schools across the district.
The kiosks are an extension of READ UP, a research-to-practice partnership between FCRR and Leon County Schools.
Drs. Nicole Patton Terry and Sara Hart have recently been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences which will fully-fund a new doctoral interdisciplinary research training program in the education sciences.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Leon County early last spring, local schools were left in uncharted waters. As practitioners focused on the immediate issues of health and safety, as well as the challenges of remote learning, FCRR mobilized to tackle the learning loss the pandemic would inevitably cause.
FCRR is proud to announce READ UP, a new research-practice partnership with Leon County Schools (LCS) to improve reading achievement and student success.