Tara Huls


New kindergarten readiness rate to come

Florida Department of Education has chosen a new kindergarten readiness screener, which will be used beginning this school year. Read full story


VPK in Florida grows up

State program that makes a half-day of prek free to all 4-year-olds is a decade old

State officials mark 10 years of the VPK, which offers a half-day of preschool free to every Florida 4-year-old, as they move forward with new tools to gauge its impact on kindergarten readiness. Read full story


Helping 5-year-olds make the grade

With new guidelines for kindergarten readiness being rolled out this year, preschool and kindergarten teachers are working both ends of the readiness issue. Read full story