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



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



20 minutos de lectura al día

Yezmin Thomas Cuando mi hija Zara entró al kínder, ya había desarrollado un gusto por los libros. Leía cualquier cosa que le puede interesar a una niña de 5 años de edad, como historias de princesas, perros y ranas. Teníamos un libro que a mí me gustaba en particular: era la historia del granjero Old […] Read more

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



Las inscripciones para pre kínder en FWISD ya están abiertas.

YEZMIN THOMAS Fort Worth Literacy Partnership   ¡Prepárense padres de familia! Si tienen niños de cuatro años esta información es para ustedes. Las inscripciones para clases de pre kinder del año escolar 2017-2018 estarán abiertas hasta el sábado 8 de abril. Para calificar para el programa gratuito de pre kínder un niño debe tener 4 años […] Read more

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

“Fort Worth ISD Launches Literacy Campaign,” WBAP/820 AM, Sept. 26, 2016

The Fort Worth Independent School District has launched its campaign to help 100 percent of third graders read at grade level by 2025. Right now, just 30 percent of third graders are meeting current standards. Superintendent Kent Scribner and BNSF Railroad Executive Chairman Matthew Rose met with kids at Oakhurst Elementary School Monday morning. “Our […] Read more

Sep, 29, 2016


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