Tags: ‘City of Fort Worth’

How Can You Help?

HOW CAN YOU HELP?   WHY DOES THIRD-GRADE READING MATTER? Children who do not read well by 3rd grade are 4X more likely to drop out of school. The risk is even higher for low-income children not reading on grade level. Third-graders who are proficient readers are positioned for future success. HOW CAN I HELP? […] Read more

Bright Spot: Mobile Rec Program

INFUSING SUMMER WITH LITERACY FUN Mobile Rec Program For several years, the City of Fort Worth’s Park & Recreation Department, Fort Worth ISD, educators, philanthropic leaders and community supporters have partnered to offer “Mobile Rec”, a free summer day camp serving children from south side neighborhoods who have limited access to recreation centers. The camp […] Read more

Mayor Betsy Price Proclaims Fort Worth Summer Learning Day

National  Summer Learning Day Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price proclaimed July 13 as National Summer Learning Day, a day to reflect on the importance of keeping children and youth safe, healthy and engaged in learning throughout the summer break. Watch Fort Worth’s Summer Learning Day Proclamation by Mayor Betsy Price LaToya Stewart, United Way of […] Read more

“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

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

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