Community Impact: Rotarians Hear 100×25 Update
Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Kent P. Scribner and Read Fort Worth Executive Director Kristin Sullivan briefed the Rotary Club of Fort Worth on Friday, Jan. 26, on the community collective impact effort to ensure that 100 percent of third-graders are reading on grade level.
Scribner noted the district’s three focus areas: early literacy, middle years’ math, and college and career readiness. “If we take care of the first one, the other two take care of themselves,” he told the crowd of about 100 attendees.
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From birth to age 18, students spend about 15 percent of their time in a school building and 85 percent of their time somewhere else. “That’s why the work of … collective impact is so important,” Scribner said, “Partnering with everyone so that we all are pulling the rope in the same direction.”
Sullivan pointed to Rotary’s investment in Maudrie M. Walton Elementary, where club members are serving as volunteer reading mentors, supporting a Parent University family engagement program and planning a menu of other campus supports.
“This is our responsibility; this is not just the school district,” Sullivan said. “It’s all of us together pushing the trend line up and making sure our schools have what they need.”