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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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