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Thanking Our Community Partners!

We share our appreciation to each of the who work alongside us to improve early literacy outcomes for Fort Worth students. On behalf of Read Fort Worth, we wish you all a happy holiday season.

Bright Spots: West Handley

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 body – and the game begins. “This is my mist,” the […] Read more

Dec, 17, 2020

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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

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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

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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

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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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