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Families enroll in Ready4K program

Ready-4-K sends weekly text messages with facts, tips and activities to help children learn and grow.

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.