Reading company’s leaders say program is boosting Little Rock students’ literacy

Second-grader Willow Green holds up a board with a word on it during her virtual tutoring session with Ignite! Reading on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, at Western Hills Elementary School in Little Rock. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Thomas Metthe)
Second-grader Willow Green holds up a board with a word on it during her virtual tutoring session with Ignite! Reading on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, at Western Hills Elementary School in Little Rock. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Thomas Metthe)

The Little Rock School District's selection of the Ignite! Reading company to provide 15 minutes a day of 1-to-1 online tutoring of students is paying off with accelerated gains in literacy skills, company leaders said Wednesday.

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