Tags: ‘literacy’

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: 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

5 Takeaways from the 2017 Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Conference

5 Takeaways from the 2017 Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Conference By LaToya Stewart and Sara Redington This year’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading conference in Denver, Colo., brought together representatives from more than 400 funders, nonprofit leaders and public officials from across 45 states who are working to change early childhood literacy outcomes for at-risk children […] Read more

Gearing Up for “Reading with Barbers” Pilot Program

Gearing Up for “Reading with Barbers” Pilot Program We are so grateful for the group of volunteers that responded to Fort Worth ISD’s call for help assembling bookcases for the “Reading with Barbers” program. Two of the volunteers that participated in this event were from the Trinity Habitat for Humanity fulfilling their service requirements, Maricruz […] Read more

Bright Spots: Project Transformation

  By Kristin Sullivan Summer Learning: Project Transformation Across the nation, combatting summer learning loss is a core goal of collective impact work focused on third-grade reading proficiency. The Wallace Foundation, the Rand Corp., the national Campaign for Third Grade Reading and the National Summer Learning Association each advocate for increasing access for children to […] Read more

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