Category: ‘Bright Spots’

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


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


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


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


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


Bright Spots: FWISD shifts focus to remote learning

Fort Worth ISD is meeting the challenge of remote learning head on, providing its families and students the tools necessary to continue their educational journey outside the walls of their schools. Keeping students involved and parents/caregivers connected to many resources available throughout FWISD has been the unflinching goal of the District once school closures became […] Read more

Apr, 17, 2020


Bright Spots: Mental health services for children in time of crisis

Bright Spots is a Read Fort Worth series spotlighting meaningful work being done on behalf of children in our community. In a time of school closures and social distancing guidelines, servicing the mental health and emotional needs of children is both challenging and necessary. Organizations such as Communities In Schools of Greater Tarrant County and […] Read more


Bright Spots: Manuel Jara Elementary School

Bright Spots is a collaboration between Read Fort Worth and Fort Worth ISD spotlighting District elementary schools making meaningful academic progress in a variety of areas.   The pride seeped through Enrique Vega’s smile. Because the Manuel Jara Elementary third grader had perfect attendance for the last six weeks, he went into a raffle for […] Read more

Feb, 28, 2020


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