Tags: ‘Fort Worth ISD’

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

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

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

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

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

Read Fort Worth Needs Your Vote to Receive $100,000 from Reliant

FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 3, 2018) – Read Fort Worth is one of three finalist organizations in the running for a $100,000 donation from “Reliant Gives,” a charitable-giving program from Reliant. The program expands the company’s community outreach across Texas, sharing the power of giving with local communities. Reliant Gives will help support initiatives that […] Read more

Teach For America, Making a Difference in FWISD

Teach For America, Making a Difference in Fort Worth ISD With only 34% of third-graders reading on grade level during the 2016-17 school year, Teach for America has partnered with leaders across Fort Worth to provide educational equity and excellence for students in Fort Worth ISD. Since launching in 2011, in Fort Worth, the program […] Read more

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