Category: ‘Blog’

“Read Fort Worth, Helping Children Steer Clear of Summer Slide”, Star-Telegram, June 16, 2017

BY CHRISTENE C. MOSS Special to the Star-Telegram It’s time for us to redefine the annual childhood tradition of lazy summer days filled with play and relaxation. The reason is simple: decades of research from groups such as the National Summer Learning Association and Johns Hopkins University show that, on average, U.S. students lose up […] Read more

5 Questions with LaToya Sales, 2017 Urban Leaders Fellow

Help us welcome LaToya Sales, our 2017 Urban Leaders Fellow LaToya joined the Fort Worth Literacy Partnership team in June through the Urban Leaders Fellowship program. The program matches aspiring leaders with elected officials and innovative partner organizations to learn about bringing real and lasting change to communities in which they work. During her seven-week fellowship, […] Read more

Clifford kicks off our Summer Scholars Program

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth, Girls Inc. of Tarrant County, Fort Worth ISD, United Way of Tarrant County, the City of Fort Worth and other organizations have aligned efforts to offer a free, six-week summer enrichment program June 12 – July 24 to help children in a targeted area where third-grade […] Read more

Bright Spot: Morningside Elementary School’s Million-Word Readers

By Kristin Sullivan, Fort Worth Literacy Partnership One million words. A goal so big who could possibly achieve it? Five students from Morningside Elementary School on Evans Avenue in East Fort Worth did just that this year. They were encouraged by Kelly Herta, the school’s undaunted librarian. Stocking the school library and give-away bags with “good […] Read more

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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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