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Entrepreneurs’ Organization donates $6,000 to Classroom Library Campaign

Read Fort Worth is proud to welcome EO Fort Worth, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, as our latest supporter of the Classroom Library Campaign! EO presented Mayor Betsy Price and Read Fort Worth a check for $6,000 following the organization’s March 24 Dine-Around members’ event. The contribution will help provide high quality, culturally relevant books for a […] Read more

Mar, 26, 2018

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5 Questions with Eastern Hills Principal Whitney Scott

1. What led you to become a teacher? My entire family is in the field of education, and I grew up playing school. However, when I went to college I had this bright idea that I was going to become a financial analyst. This did not last long. In my first semester of college, I […] Read more

Mar, 26, 2018

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Parent University at M. M. Walton Elementary

Family Engagement: Parent University at Maudrie M. Walton Elementary Hats off to Maudrie Walton Elementary School Principal Christina Hanson, Assistant Principal Aminah Geary, parents and members of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth for launching the school’s first-ever Parent University at the campus this spring. Rotarians support the 5 p.m. sessions by providing child care, […] Read more

Jan, 31, 2018

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Community Impact: Rotarians Hear 100×25 Update

Community Impact: Rotarians Hear 100×25 Update Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Kent P. Scribner and Read Fort Worth Executive Director Kristin Sullivan briefed the Rotary Club of Fort Worth on Friday, Jan. 26, on the community collective impact effort to ensure that 100 percent of third-graders are reading on grade level. Scribner noted the district’s three […] Read more

Jan, 30, 2018

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Literacy Connexus Book Banks

Literacy Connexus Book Banks 5 Questions with Lester Meriwether, executive director. 1. Tell us about the Literacy Connexus book banks concept, how does the program work? The concept is simple and similar to how a food bank operates. New and gently-used books come in through donations; they are sorted by volunteers, and then shared with […] Read more

Jan, 30, 2018

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BRIGHT SPOTS: United Community Centers

Six questions with Frances Martinez, United Community Centers Director of Programs The nonprofit United Community Centers provides structured after-school and summer programs at three Fort Worth locations: the Bethlehem Center off Humbolt Street, the Polytechnic Center on Avenue I, and the Wesley Center in far north Fort Worth, near Near H.V. Helbing Elementary School. Each […] Read more

Dec, 20, 2017

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December 2017 Collaborative Action Networks Update

December 2017 Collaborative Action Networks Update Read Fort Worth’s four Collaborative Action Networks provided our 12-member Executive Council a first look at 2018 action plans in late November. The teams are at various stages of scoping work, creating plans and implementing strategies. Among the highlights: School Readiness The School Readiness CAN led by the Early […] Read more

BRIGHT SPOTS: South Hi Mount Elementary

BRIGHT SPOTS: South Hi Mount Elementary What drives third-grade reading success? Great teachers, engaged families, dedicated volunteers Ask South Hi Mount Elementary Principal Melissa Bryan what drives academic achievement at the Arlington Heights neighborhood school, and she is quick to answer: Great teachers who are vested in their students and in each other. The school also […] Read more

Dec, 19, 2017

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Teach For America, Making a Difference in FWISD

Teach For America, Making a Difference in Fort Worth ISD With only 34% of third-graders reading on grade level during the 2016-17 school year, Teach for America has partnered with leaders across Fort Worth to provide educational equity and excellence for students in Fort Worth ISD. Since launching in 2011, in Fort Worth, the program […] Read more

Read Fort Worth Presentation to FWISD Board of Education

Read Fort Worth Presentation to FWISD Board of Education On October 24, 2017 Read Fort Worth presented its Strategic Plan to the Fort Worth ISD Board of Education. Materials available Link to the agenda Fort Worth ISD Board of Education, Regular Meeting, October 24, 2017 Agenda Video of the presentation Read Fort Worth PowerPoint Final […] Read more

Reading Resources: Classroom Library Campaign Update

Reading Resources: Classroom Library Campaign Update Read Fort Worth is partnering with the Education Foundation for Fort Worth Schools and the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth to launch a Classroom Library Campaign. The effort will raise funds to place up to 100 high-interest books in K-2nd grade classrooms across Fort Worth ISD, starting […] Read more

Sep, 19, 2017

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Classroom Library Campaign

READ FORT WORTH Read Fort Worth was established in 2016 in support of the Fort Worth ISD’s goal of ensuring that 100 percent of third-graders are reading on grade level by 2025. The Classroom Library Campaign is one community strategy to advance early childhood literacy. We invite you to help us raise funds to place […] Read more

Sep, 19, 2017

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