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Bright Spots: Oakhurst Elementary

Emphasizing attendance key to student success at Oakhurst Story by Art Garcia The staff of Oakhurst Elementary has tackled the challenges of attendance head on, stressing the advantages of being in school and staying engaged either in person or virtually. That commitment rings true throughout the campus and community. “We have consistent and open communication […] Read more

Summer Porch Visits: Stay Tuned!

Summer is fast approaching, which means we are getting ready to start our Summer Porch Visits! Porch Visits are a way for community partners and volunteers to come together and build community connections, promote fall FWISD attendance and enrollment, & connect families to any additional support as needed. Last year, Summer Porch Visit volunteers visited 1,000 students’ homes to provide resources […] Read more

Apr, 22, 2021

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Bright Spots: Moss Elementary

Sense of family and community nurtures culture of reading Story by Art Garcia Growing up around Fort Worth ISD educators left an impression on Charla Staten that she continues to pass forward. As the principal at Christene C. Moss Elementary, Mrs. Staten’s perspective on her community and students comes from a place of home. “I […] Read more

Read Fort Worth Welcomes Two New Executive Council Members

Read Fort Worth is pleased to announce the addition of Susan Alanis and Chelsea Griffith to our Executive Council. Both women bring years of experience and leadership as we work to ensure all students read on grade level by third grade to equip them on the path to success in school and life. Susan Alanis […] Read more

Bright Spots: Clarke Elementary

Team approach and growth mindset fashions success at Clarke Story by Art Garcia There is no magic formula when it comes to encouraging literacy instruction at George C. Clarke Elementary. The Fort Worth ISD school in the Shaw Clarke neighborhood takes a total team approach. “First and foremost, every adult at Clarke cares deeply about […] Read more

Bright Spots: Nash Elementary

Celebrating each child’s unique gifts, focus on phonics contributes to early literacy success Story By Art Garcia When a school is built on a foundation of growth, forgiveness and compassion, there’s nothing students and teachers can’t accomplish together. Those qualities permeate the walls and classrooms of Fort Worth ISD’s Charles E. Nash Elementary. “It is […] Read more

Thanking Our Community Partners!

We share our appreciation to each of the who work alongside us to improve early literacy outcomes for Fort Worth students. On behalf of Read Fort Worth, we wish you all a happy holiday season.

Bright Spots: West Handley Elementary

Refining reading skills can also be fun Story by Art Garcia Walking into a classroom one day recently, West Handley Elementary Principal Julie Moynihan observed “Oops, Wrong Rhyme” going on. The rhyming game is a big hit with the kids. In the game, the teacher points to an object – in this case on her […] Read more

Strengthening Literacy: Power in Partnerships

Watch a Recap of the Event On Wednesday, November 18, Read Fort Worth held its Strengthening Literacy: Power in Partnerships virtual event. At the event, FWISD Superintendent Kent Scribner and Read Fort Worth Executive Director Elizabeth Brands informed stakeholders of Read Fort Worth’s impact, provided a better grasp of the strategic priorities underway to improve […] Read more

Nov, 23, 2020

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Bright Spots: Diamond Hill Elementary

Our school is the hope of our community Story by Art Garcia There’s something in the DNA at Diamond Hill Elementary that’s special. Maybe it’s the fact that more than a quarter of the staff of the Fort Worth ISD school either grew up in or went to Diamond Hill as a child. “They all […] Read more

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