The Fort Worth Independent School District has launched its campaign to help 100 percent of third graders read at grade level by 2025. Right now, just 30 percent of third graders are meeting current standards.

Superintendent Kent Scribner and BNSF Railroad Executive Chairman Matthew Rose met with kids at Oakhurst Elementary School Monday morning.

“Our businesses know they have to have a steady stream of workers coming in,” [Mayor Betsy ] said after reading a story to kids.

The Fort Worth Literacy Partnership aims to bring together business, education and philanthropic leaders.

“It’s really important for the district, for the city, for the community,” Rose says. “It’s not acceptable, long-term, to have our school district not preparing kids to read…”

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Sep, 29, 2016