Category: ‘Expanded Learning’

Summer Scholars Collaborative: Read2Win Makes a Difference

Joshua is pretty sure what reading means to him and his future. “I love reading because my brain needs to read more to get into middle school and high school,” said the 7-year-old Westcliff Elementary student during a midmorning snack break recently. In the simplest terms, he’s right. Joshua was one of 12 students participating […] Read more

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Read Fort Worth Newsletter – June 2019

June 2019 Newsletter IN THIS ISSUE Message from Executive Director Anel Mercado Reading Volunteers Expanded Learning Child Wellness Story Time with Mayor Price ELA Corner: Early Learning Showcase FWISD Pre-K Registration Event Highlights: Tough Stars Give Back In the News Executive Director’s Message Summer is officially here! Things are really heating up at Read Fort […] Read more

Read Fort Worth Newsletter – May 2019

May 2019 Newsletter IN THIS ISSUE Message from Executive Director Anel Mercado Alexander Montalvo joins staff as Engagement Coordinator Expanded Learning Update Reading Volunteers Update Child Wellness Update Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge ELA Corner: Larva and Day join Racial Equity Resolution passes in FWISD In the News: FWISD, Texas Wesleyan team up on Leadership Academy […] Read more

Read Fort Worth Newsletter – April 2019

April 2019 Newsletter IN THIS ISSUE Message from Executive Director Anel Mercado Satoya Williams Joins Staff as Data Manager Summer Scholars Collaborative Update Reading Volunteers CAN Launched Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge ELA Corner: CLASS Project Lead Opening NCAA Readers Are Leaders Champion All Pro Dads Joins 100×25 In the News: Como Gets Shout Out From […] Read more

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

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

2018 Summer Scholars Cohort: Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School

By Art Garcia With the schools starting across Fort Worth ISD, a number of students returned to the classroom after a summer spent reading and engaging their minds in programs such as the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. The CDF Freedom School is sponsored by the AB […] Read more

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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

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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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