Category: ‘Blog’

Read Fort Worth’s newest Summer Scholars Collaborative partner – FWISD’s Summer Launch – is an example of cross-sector partners preparing students for the school year

Partners from across Fort Worth led by Read Fort Worth embedded literacy learning into summer programs to prepare students for the new school year.

The Road to Academic Recovery

The challenges our children face on the road to academic recovery will require swift action and sustainable strategies for the long-haul. Swift Action Strategies Read Fort Worth is activating strategies now that support children returning to school this Fall. Summer Porch Visits: Read Fort Worth is mobilizing hundreds of community partners to visit the homes […] Read more

Jun, 18, 2021



Mayor Betsy Price, FWISD Superintendent Dr. Kent P. Scribner and Read Fort Worth’s Elizabeth Brands Host Power in Partnerships Education Update

FORT WORTH, TX) – Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price joined Fort Worth ISD (FWISD) Superintendent Dr. Kent P. Scribner and Read Fort Worth’s Executive Director Elizabeth Brands for what was her last Read Fort Worth stakeholder meeting as Mayor. Last November, the three organizations formalized The Literacy Accord to build consensus and unity among the […] Read more


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 has arrived, which means we are getting ready to start our Summer Porch Visits! Summer Porch Visits mobilize community partners towards our common goal of boosting enrollment for the 2021-2022 academic year. Each family receives a phone call from a trusted community member and a visit to their front porch provides wraparound resources and […] Read more

Apr, 22, 2021



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

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