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



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

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

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



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


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


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


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


DRIVE Learning Anywhere Campaign supports FWISD remote learning

Read Fort Worth launched the DRIVE Learning Anywhere Campaign, a community appeal to ensure every Fort Worth ISD student and family has the support needed to succeed in an online learning environment. DRIVE (Devices & Resources to Impact Virtual Education) is an $850,000 campaign that combines the technology needs of students with best practices in […] Read more

Apr, 27, 2020