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Fort Worth Literacy Partnership is now Read Fort Worth

Posted Sept. 25, 2017

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The Fort Worth Literacy Partnership unveiled a new name — Read Fort Worth —and a graphic identity that reflects the city’s independent, Western spirit and its commitment to seeing that 100 percent of Fort Worth ISD children are reading on grade level by third grade.

“Fort Worth is known as a destination city for business and culture and as a place where people love to live and work,” said Kristin N. Sullivan, Read Fort Worth executive director. “Our leadership chose a graphic identity that conveys the loyalty, bravery and determination it will take to ensure that all Fort Worth children have the early literacy skills they need to succeed and to make our city even stronger.”

Read Fort Worth was launched in September 2016 as the Fort Worth Literacy Partnership by Mayor Betsy Price, Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Kent P. Scribner, and leaders from the business and philanthropic communities. Matthew K. Rose, executive chairman of Fort Worth-based BNSF Railway, serves as chairman of Read Fort Worth’s 12-member executive council.

The privately-funded, locally controlled backbone organization exists to provide the community unique, actionable data to advance kindergarten readiness and third-grade reading achievement; to organize and align partners under shared outcomes; to develop strategies for significant improvement; and to communicate best practices and drive results.

The Data Dashboard allows users to view five years of third-grade reading achievement for each of the 84 Fort Worth ISD elementary campuses as well as public charter schools, in addition to views of data comparing school district performance across Tarrant County. The dashboard will be updated with 2017 Texas STAAR Reading results later this fall.

Read Fort Worth is finalizing a strategic plan to help drive significant improvement in early childhood literacy through existing and forming action networks focused on high-impact areas including school readiness, child health and well-being, expanded learning opportunities and reading resources.

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