Tags: ‘literacy’

5 Takeaways from the 2017 Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Conference

5 Takeaways from the 2017 Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Conference By LaToya Stewart and Sara Redington This year’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading conference in Denver, Colo., brought together representatives from more than 400 funders, nonprofit leaders and public officials from across 45 states who are working to change early childhood literacy outcomes for at-risk children […] Read more

Gearing Up for “Reading with Barbers” Pilot Program

Gearing Up for “Reading with Barbers” Pilot Program We are so grateful for the group of volunteers that responded to Fort Worth ISD’s call for help assembling bookcases for the “Reading with Barbers” program. Two of the volunteers that participated in this event were from the Trinity Habitat for Humanity fulfilling their service requirements, Maricruz […] Read more

Bright Spots: Project Transformation

  By Kristin Sullivan Summer Learning: Project Transformation Across the nation, combatting summer learning loss is a core goal of collective impact work focused on third-grade reading proficiency. The Wallace Foundation, the Rand Corp., the national Campaign for Third Grade Reading and the National Summer Learning Association each advocate for increasing access for children to […] Read more

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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

Momentous Institute: committed to transforming kids’ lives

About 150 members of the Salesmanship Club participate in the volunteer reading program at Momentous Institute By Yezmin Thomas A few weeks ago, our Fort Worth Literacy Partnership team had an opportunity to visit Momentous Institute in Oak Cliff, Dallas. What a terrific experience! The private school is supported by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas […] 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