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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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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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“Fort Worth unveils plan for childhood literacy backed by schools, business leaders,” Fort Worth Business, Sept. 26, 2016:

“Corporations and businesses that consider establishing their headquarters in Fort Worth want to be in areas where employees can find great schools for their children,” [BNSF Railway Executive Chairman Matt] Rose said. “This city is fortunate to have a strong network of private, charter and religious schools. But this will be an even better city […] Read more

Sep, 29, 2016

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“Literacy project’s strong leaders go for difficult goal,” Star-Telegram editorial, Sept. 26, 2016

“Powerful forces have united in Fort Worth to build literacy among the city’s youngest residents. There is no more fundamental building block for success than literacy — and that’s as true for a city as it is for individuals. What’s most impressive about the Fort Worth literacy project is that so many segments of the […] Read more

Sep, 29, 2016

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“Fort Worth literacy project takes aim at 3rd-grade reading levels,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Sept. 26, 2016

… (Fort Worth Mayor Betsy) Price, Fort Worth schools Superintendent Kent Scribner and Matt Rose, executive chairman of BNSF Railway, are leading the Fort Worth literacy project, which aims to have 100 percent of the Fort Worth school district’s third-grade students reading at grade level by 2025. “We want our students ready to read so they […] Read more

Sep, 29, 2016

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Fort Worth leaders announce unprecedented coalition, unified goal to ensure 100 percent of third-graders read on grade level by 2025

Mayor, superintendent and BNSF executive chairman join forces to lead effort FORT WORTH, Texas – With more than 830,000 residents, Fort Worth is one of the fastest-growing large cities in the United States and ranked among the best cities in which to raise a family and to find a job. But only three of every […] Read more

Sep, 28, 2016

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Photos from Sept. 26, 2016, kickoff event at Oakhurst Elementary School for the Fort Worth literacy partnership

Championed by BNSF Railway Executive Chairman Matt Rose, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and FWISD Superintendent Kent P. Scribner, the Fort Worth literacy partnership will be an unprecedented coalition of business, civic, education, philanthropic, nonprofit and volunteer leaders to ensure that 100 percent of Fort Worth third-graders are reading to learn – not learning to read – […] Read more

Sep, 28, 2016

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