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Families Reading Together thrives at Riverside Library

By Art Garcia   Childhood literacy is the focus of many summer reading programs and rightfully so. But as with most endeavors involving kids, getting parents and caregivers involved and invested in the process of learning only helps. And, as the Fort Worth Library has discovered through Families Reading Together, the benefits to summer reading […] Read more

Aug, 09, 2018

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ELITE Institute debuts at Texas Wesleyan during 2018 summer

By Art Garcia   The task seems simple enough: Create a summer literacy program for elementary students in East Fort Worth. The reality was much more daunting. Dr. Elsa Anderson and Dr. Lisa Dryden, two distinguished members of the Texas Wesleyan University education department, were presented that challenge by Fort Worth SPARC executive director Tobi […] Read more

Jul, 27, 2018

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2018 Summer Scholars Cohort: Clayton Youth Enrichment program

By Art Garcia, Read Fort Worth Fifth-grader Gabby Salinas held the room captive from her black rocking chair, reading The Lion’s Share aloud in the library at Western Hills Elementary. A simple tale of misplaced generosity and multiplication is so much more than just sharing a story and colorful illustrations. Gabby’s confidence shines through as […] Read more

Jul, 25, 2018

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2018 Fort Worth Summer Learning Day Proclamation

2018 Fort Worth Summer Learning Day Proclamation   Remarks from Kristin Sullivan, Read Fort Worth executive director during the June 26, 2018, Fort Worth City Council Meeting   Thank you, Mayor Price and honorable City Council members.   Tonight, it is my pleasure to stand with representatives of organizations that are working collectively to ensure that […] Read more

Jun, 27, 2018

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5 Questions with Maia Butler, Summer Scholars Cohort Project Manager

5 Questions with Maia Butler, Read Fort Worth’s Summer Scholars Cohort Project Manager The goal of our 2018 Summer Scholars Cohort is to create opportunities for children to continue learning all year long, expose students to books throughout the summer, align with FWISD‘s best practices in literacy, and to use a FWISD-recommended assessment tool to […] Read more

Jun, 22, 2018

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Bright Spots: Clayton Youth Enrichment Summer Learning Programs

Bright Spots: Clayton Youth Enrichment Summer Learning Programs 5 Questions with Faustina Rice, site coordinator for Clayton Youth Enrichment program at Clifford Davis Elementary School 1. Talk about a typical day for young students enrolled in your program. Clayton Youth Enrichment Program students typically arrive stressed. However, the Clayton staff attempt to cheer up all the […] Read more

Jun, 20, 2018

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2018 Summer Scholars Cohort

2018 Summer Scholars Cohort Read Fort Worth is pleased to announce the 2018 Summer Scholars Cohort that has been selected to implement quality summer learning programs aimed at providing young readers the reinforcement they need to grow in literacy skills over the summer and not lose ground. We received applications from organizations collectively serving almost […] Read more

Apr, 26, 2018

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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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