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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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Fort Worth City Council Honors Stop Six Summer Scholars

Fort Worth City Council Honors Stop Six Summer Scholars ‘Our Stop Six Summer Scholars are on the track to be readers and leaders.’   First-, second- and third-graders who participated in the Fort Worth Literacy Partnership’s Stop Six Summer Scholars pilot program were honored by the City Council on Aug. 29, 2017 during a ceremony […] Read more

5 Takeaways from the 2017 Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Conference

5 Takeaways from the 2017 Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Conference By LaToya Stewart and Sara Redington This year’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading conference in Denver, Colo., brought together representatives from more than 400 funders, nonprofit leaders and public officials from across 45 states who are working to change early childhood literacy outcomes for at-risk children […] Read more

Gearing Up for “Reading with Barbers” Pilot Program

Gearing Up for “Reading with Barbers” Pilot Program We are so grateful for the group of volunteers that responded to Fort Worth ISD’s call for help assembling bookcases for the “Reading with Barbers” program. Two of the volunteers that participated in this event were from the Trinity Habitat for Humanity fulfilling their service requirements, Maricruz […] Read more

Bright Spot: Mobile Rec Program

INFUSING SUMMER WITH LITERACY FUN Mobile Rec Program For several years, the City of Fort Worth’s Park & Recreation Department, Fort Worth ISD, educators, philanthropic leaders and community supporters have partnered to offer “Mobile Rec”, a free summer day camp serving children from south side neighborhoods who have limited access to recreation centers. The camp […] Read more

Bright Spots: Project Transformation

  By Kristin Sullivan Summer Learning: Project Transformation Across the nation, combatting summer learning loss is a core goal of collective impact work focused on third-grade reading proficiency. The Wallace Foundation, the Rand Corp., the national Campaign for Third Grade Reading and the National Summer Learning Association each advocate for increasing access for children to […] Read more

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