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READ FORT WORTH JOINS A COMMUNITY THRIVES TO RAISE FUNDS FOR FWISD ELEMENTARY LIBRARIES

Donors can help FWISD fund STEM enrichment and implement literacy strategies at four libraries FORT WORTH, Texas (March 25, 2018) – Read Fort Worth is competing in A Community Thrives to raise $100,000 and potentially more to implement elementary literacy strategies and introduce STEM enrichment at four Fort Worth ISD elementary campus libraries (Sunrise, Moss, […] Read more

Mar, 25, 2019

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Summer Scholars Collaborative signups now open

Read Fort Worth’s Expanded Learning CAN has finalized details for the 2019 Summer Scholars Collaborative. The Summer Scholars Collaborative is an opportunity for programs serving Fort Worth ISD students to align best practices and share data in an effort to ensure students gain or maintain literacy levels over the summer. It is a critical piece […] Read more

City of Fort Worth early literacy efforts known as 100X25

The City of Fort Worth, in collaboration with Read Fort Worth and the Fort Worth ISD, has announced that the City’s programming to further the mission of improving third-grade literacy will be known as “100×25.” The name was announced at the March 5 City Council meeting and refers to a citywide effort that mobilizes educators, […] Read more

Read Fort Worth and Scholastic Education Team Up to Donate Books for Young Readers

Books On Display During the Mayor’s State of the City Luncheon Thanks to a generous donation from Scholastic Education, Read Fort Worth delivered more than 1,000 books and more than 100 Clifford the Big Red Dog plush toys to the Fort Worth ISD. The early elementary school-level books and Clifford toys adorned each of the […] Read more

Fort Worth ISD & Texas Wesleyan announce innovative PK-8 partnership

Texas Wesleyan School of Education tapped to run Leadership Academy Network and sustain District successes at five campuses FORT WORTH, Texas (February 12, 2019) – Fort Worth ISD and Texas Wesleyan University today announced an innovative five-year partnership to sustain the rising academic achievements of the District’s five Leadership Academies. The agreement establishes the Leadership […] Read more

Feb, 13, 2019

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Read Fort Worth Introduces Phase 2: Our Collective Journey To 100×25

FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 17, 2018) – Read Fort Worth’s next iteration was unveiled Monday at a Key Community Stakeholders Luncheon entitled “Mobilizing the Next Phase: Our Collective Journey to 100×25.” BNSF Railway sponsored the Key Community Stakeholders Luncheon at the Lena Pope Amon Carter Center. “Read Fort Worth has big, audacious goals around school […] Read more

Dec, 17, 2018

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15th Annual State of Public Education Luncheon

Read Fort Worth was honored to take part in the 15th Annual State of Public Education Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Cendera Center. Executive Director Anel Mercado participated in the panel discussion alongside FWISD Superintendent Dr. Kent P. Scribner, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath. The panel was […] Read more

Read Fort Worth Wins $100,000 from Reliant

FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 23, 2018) – Read Fort Worth won a $100,000 donation from “Reliant Gives” during a special presentation hosted by Fort Worth ISD at North Hi Mount Elementary this morning. Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Dr. Kent P. Scribner, Read Fort Worth Executive Director Anel Mercado and Reliant […] Read more

Read Fort Worth Needs Your Vote to Receive $100,000 from Reliant

FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 3, 2018) – Read Fort Worth is one of three finalist organizations in the running for a $100,000 donation from “Reliant Gives,” a charitable-giving program from Reliant. The program expands the company’s community outreach across Texas, sharing the power of giving with local communities. Reliant Gives will help support initiatives that […] Read more

Cuban Donates $100,000 to Support YWLA Mission

Fort Worth ISD’s Young Women’s Leadership Academy will benefit from a generous $100,000 donation from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.  The funds will come through Mr. Cuban’s recent donation to the Foundation for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy of Fort Worth. The Foundation, which supports the mission of Fort Worth ISD’s first and only single-gender […] Read more

Sep, 24, 2018

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FWISD Student Scholarship Offers Hit the $100 Million Mark

The Fort Worth ISD Class of 2018 set an important record before moving on to college and careers. New data shows that students earned $102.6 million in scholarships and grant offers. This continues the District’s trend over the last few years of significant increases in scholarship money: 2018 – $102.6 million 2017 – $65.5 million […] Read more

Sep, 18, 2018

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Star-Telegram: Want companies to come to Fort Worth? Help more children read, says business leader

From Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Fort Worth — Burlington Northern Executive Chairman Matt Rose offered a somber warning to business, community and social service leaders who gathered Monday to put more focus on childhood literacy. Fort Worth may be the nation’s 15th largest city, but if more emphasis isn’t placed on student success, it won’t be […] Read more