KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — State leaders introduced a new free text messaging program for parents with students learning at home.
Ready-4-K sends weekly text messages with facts, tips and activities to help children learn and grow.
It's for families with students in Pre-K through third grade.
140,000 families in 86 school districts started receiving the messages today.
The program is part of the new $100,000,000 state literacy initiative Reading 360.