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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 Spot: Morningside Elementary School’s Million-Word Readers

By Kristin Sullivan, Fort Worth Literacy Partnership One million words. A goal so big who could possibly achieve it? Five students from Morningside Elementary School on Evans Avenue in East Fort Worth did just that this year. They were encouraged by Kelly Herta, the school’s undaunted librarian. Stocking the school library and give-away bags with “good […] Read more

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LeaderKids: Youth as Community Leaders

LeaderKids class of 2016-17 with special guest former Fort Worth Mayor Kenneth Barr  By Ayesha Ganguly, program coordinator for LeaderKids Leer este artículo en español   Each May, a group of 50 Fort Worth ISD eighth-graders who are members of LeaderKids perform community service projects. LeaderKids, a program of Leadership Fort Worth, began in 1995 as a leadership class […] 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