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LeaderKids: Youth as Community Leaders

LeaderKids class of 2016-17 with special guest former Fort Worth Mayor Kenneth Barr  By Ayesha Ganguly, program coordinator for LeaderKids Leer este artículo en español   Each May, a group of 50 Fort Worth ISD eighth-graders who are members of LeaderKids perform community service projects. LeaderKids, a program of Leadership Fort Worth, began in 1995 as a leadership class […] Read more

Momentous Institute: committed to transforming kids’ lives

About 150 members of the Salesmanship Club participate in the volunteer reading program at Momentous Institute By Yezmin Thomas A few weeks ago, our Fort Worth Literacy Partnership team had an opportunity to visit Momentous Institute in Oak Cliff, Dallas. What a terrific experience! The private school is supported by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas […] Read more

Presentation to Fort Worth City Council May 9th, 2017

Fort Worth Literacy Partnership May 9th, 2017 Presentation Click to download

Press Release: Data Dashboard launch, 2017 Summer Learning

Fort Worth Literacy Partnership Launches Third-Grade Reading Data Dashboard, 2017 Summer Learning opportunities for children   Click to download Data Dashboard b-roll. May 9, 2017 – FORT WORTH, Texas — The Fort Worth Literacy Partnership is rolling out a new data dashboard as students across Texas take the 2017 STAAR Reading exam this week. The […] Read more

Summer Learning CAN

FORT WORTH LITERACY PARTNERSHIP SUMMER LEARNING COLLABORATIVE ACTION NETWORK What is the Summer Learning Collaborative Action Network (CAN)? The Summer Learning Collaborative Action Network kicked off in January 2017 with the goal of helping young children maintain and/or gain literacy skills during the summer months when they are not in school. Fort Worth Library Director […] Read more

May, 09, 2017

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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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