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Why read 20 minutes at home?

Yezmin Thomas When my daughter Zara started kindergarten, she had already developed a love for books. She read just about anything you would expect a 5-year-old to care about, things like princesses, dogs and frogs. We had a book that I particularly liked: It was the story of Old McDonald and his farm animals. Its […] Read more

May, 05, 2017

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Putting kids and parents in charge of learning success

Manuel Jara Elementary School is in the Historic North Side of Fort Worth, Texas. The school’s mission is to have every child reading on grade level and ready for college and career success! The school serves over 600 students from grades 1-5, most of them are Hispanic, economically disadvantaged and of Limited English Proficiency (LEP). Manuel Jara […] Read more

May, 01, 2017

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Fort Worth ISD’s Pre-K Registration Week Under Way

BY YEZMIN THOMAS Fort Worth Literacy Partnership Parents get ready! If you have a child who is 4 years old by September, here’s what you need to know to set them up for success. Pre-Kindergarten enrollment for FWISD’s 2017-2018 school year is under way through Saturday, April 8. To qualify for free public Pre-K, a […] Read more

FWISD Is Aiming High

BY YEZMIN THOMAS Fort Worth Literacy Partnership How do you achieve excellence in education? In the Fort Worth Independent School District, you aim high. The district established the 100x25FWTX Initiative to ensure that 100 percent of third-graders are reading on grade level by the year 2025. Currently only 30 percent of third-graders in the district […] Read more

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