100x25 FWTX Today
Read Fort Worth Introduces Phase 2: Our Collective Journey to 100x25
FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 17, 2018) – Read Fort Worth’s next iteration was unveiled Monday at a Key Community Stakeholders Luncheon entitled “Mobilizing the Next Phase: Our Collective Journey to 100x25.” BNSF Railway sponsored the Key Community Stakeholders Luncheon at the Lena Pope Amon Carter Center.
“Read Fort Worth has big, audacious goals around school readiness and third-grade reading,” Read Fort Worth Executive Director Anel Mercado said. “We’ll tackle them by working alongside our community through our Collaborative Action Networks. Together, we can make a powerful difference in these areas.”
The program included presentations from BNSF Railway Executive Chairman Matt Rose, Fort Worth Mayor’s Office Chief of Staff Mattie Parker, Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Dr. Kent Scribner and Anel Mercado.
Fort Worth ISD also produced a video for the luncheon, “Read Fort Worth: Phase 2.”
About Read Fort Worth
Read Fort Worth exists to provide unique, actionable data; to organize and align partners under the shared 100x25 goal; to develop strategies for significant improvement, and to communicate best practices and drive results. For more information, visit www.ReadFortWorth.org.
About 100x25 FWTX
Using the slogan “Ready to Read, Ready to Lead -- Listos para leer, Listos para avanzar,” Superintendent Kent P. Scribner says third-grade literacy has become a top predictor of graduation rates.
“That is our goal,” according to Dr. Scribner. “And, now we are very excited to know the community, through the leadership of Mayor Betsy Price, BNSF Chairman Matt Rose, and others, have embraced this, as well.”
Dr. Scribner unveiled 100X25 FWTX early this summer and talked to District teachers and other staff about it at Convocation in August.
Superintendent Kent Scribner is pictured with the Red Oak Foundation’s Rebecca Brumley and 100 second-graders from Hubbard Heights Elementary School. The Red Oak Foundation supplies books to first and second-grade students in 30 underserved schools.
The 100X25 FWTX goal – 100 percent of Fort Worth third-graders reading on grade level or above by 2025.
Why 100X25 FWTX is crucial – Third-grade literacy can determine success in all subjects for years to come, including math and science. Until third grade, children are learning to read. After that, they are reading to learn. Studies show that 75 percent of children who struggle with reading in third grade never catch up.
How 100X25 FWTX will put childhood literacy front and center – A coordinated cradle-to-career strategy will, for the first time, align the goals and the resources of Fort Worth ISD with all facets of the community and put resources where they are needed most. Partners with the District on this strategy include Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, BNSF Executive Chairman Matt Rose and other leaders and volunteers from the city’s business sector, higher education, non-profit organizations, and the faith based community.
How you can help
Click here to become a Literacy Volunteer
Volunteers are now being placed strategically in schools where they can make the biggest impact. This will grow exponentially in January. Volunteer in schools where you can make the most impact.
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