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Strengthening Literacy: Power in Partnerships

On Wednesday, November 18th, Read Fort Worth held its Strengthening Literacy: Power in Partnerships virtual event. The purpose of the virtual event was to inform stakeholders of the impact Read Fort Worth is making, provide a better grasp of the strategic priorities underway to improve early literacy performance, and motivate the community to be a […] Read more

Nov, 23, 2020

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Bright Spots: Our school is the hope of our community

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 take pride in making our school the very best,” Diamond Hill principal […] Read more

Nov, 13, 2020

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Bright Spots: Summer programs pivot virtual

Project Transformation and Reading Partners join forces on literacy tutoring and family support The decision didn’t come easy for Project Transformation Central Texas. As the coronavirus pandemic began impacting plans in March, executive director Lynne Rhodes and the Project Transformation network began to rethink its summer model. Not having in-person programming was a painful direction […] Read more

Bright Spots: Front Porch Visits

As Mayor Betsy Price has often said, Fort Worth is a “community of front porches.” That idea connects Fort Worth and offers a glimpse into the lives of its residents. The Summer 2020 Road to Readiness Campaign set out to meet students and families where they are – in their neighborhoods and on their front […] Read more

Aug, 31, 2020

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Bright Spots: Literacy Support Specialists shine, help students achieve during challenging summer

Being a Literacy Support Specialist (LSS) is challenging under normal circumstances. Throw in a global pandemic and the demands take on an added level of accountability for everyone involved. Despite the challenges, the teachers who served as Literary Support Specialists for Read Fort Worth’s 2020 Summer Scholars Collaborative made a difference. At summer programs across […] Read more

Read Fort Worth: The Communities All Children Deserve

Read Fort Worth: The Communities All Children Deserve Read Fort Worth was established by Fort Worth’s community leaders determined to ensure all students achieve their full academic potential in the most fundamental component of learning, reading. Our Executive Council, staff, and hundreds of community and corporate partners across Fort Worth work alongside us fueled by […] Read more

Jun, 16, 2020

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Bright Spots: Summer Scholars Collaborative returns in 2020

The Summer Scholars Collaborative (SSC) returns in 2020 with 11 programs reaching thousands of young learners across Greater Fort Worth. Each program incorporates reading and writing components into its summer programming, with a goal of ensuring students maintain or improve in reading skills going into the next school year. While several of the programs returning […] Read more

Jun, 12, 2020

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Bright Spots: Parents share thoughts on Remote Learning

As part of Parent Appreciation Day, we at Read Fort Worth reached out to Fort Worth ISD parents to gain insight on their remote learning experiences. Parent have always been their children’s first teachers, and many took a leading role in helping teach their “students” from home. While this at-home learning environment wasn’t always easy […] Read more

May, 27, 2020

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Read Fort Worth celebrates Parent Appreciation Day

**NEWS RELEASE** FORT WORTH, Texas (May 26, 2020) – Read Fort Worth is celebrating the end of a challenging school year with Parent Appreciation Day on Wednesday, May 27. The daylong celebration honors parents and caregivers for their unwavering support of their children during these challenging times. “We have always known – and decades of […] Read more

May, 26, 2020

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Bright Spots: Read Fort Worth and Fort Worth Chamber appreciating teachers

A perfect cup of coffee. A sparkling glass of tea. A freshly-baked donut. Most of all, a sincere and heartfelt “Thank You” to our teachers. Read Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Chamber, along with a number of local foundations, teamed up to show their appreciation for the continued hard work and dedication of Fort […] Read more

May, 06, 2020

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