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Raising of Fort Worth: Early Childhood Is the Key to Unlocking Educational Outcomes & Sustaining a Strong Workforce

The Raising of Fort Worth kicked off its fourth year of early learning community events on March 20, 2018 at the Fort Worth Club.

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Supporting Families, Supporting Students: How Boston, Nashville, and Austin Are Implementing Whole-Family Approaches to Promote Student Success

It’s no secret that one of the most powerful contributors to student success is parent engagement. Empowering parents to be an advocate and catalyst for their child’s learning and development is a key goal for many teachers and administrators across the country. Strong parent/school/teacher connections offer the opportunity to maximize student growth, co-develop and monitor student goals, and create a shared accountability model for boosting academic achievement.

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Fort Worth Early Education Collaborations: Building a Strong Foundation for Our Children’s Learning and Life Success

Three local early learning collaborations — the Early Learning Alliance, Read Fort Worth, and Raising of Fort Worth — are lifting up the importance of community support and investment in quality early development and education for all children from birth through age 8.  Read More…

Year 3 Results: Morningside Parent Engagement Collaborative

Overview

In 2016-2017, the Morningside Parent Engagement Collaborative (PEC) partnered with four agencies (United Community Centers in partnership with AVANCE, the Parenting Center, Concilio, and New Day) to provide parent engagement services to families and their children age 0-5 in Fort Worth’s Morningside neighborhood.

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3 Highlights from Philanthropy Roundtable’s 2017 Annual Conference

This year’s Philanthropy Roundtable Annual Conference held in Scottsdale, Arizona, was attended by hundreds of foundation representatives from across the country. The conference featured insightful speakers across a variety of disciplines who brought unique perspectives to the themes, challenges, and opportunities of today’s philanthropic sector.

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5 Key Takeaways from New York’s RECAP Early Education Team

For decades, Rochester has consistently ranked among the highest performing pre-K systems in the nation. What is the city’s secret? The Rochester Early Childhood Assessment Partnership (RECAP) has been successfully measuring community outcomes for children from 3 to age 5 for the last 20 years. Translating data real-time into usable information for parents, providers, and policymakers has enabled RECAP to drive a continuous improvement process in education that has enhanced the performance of Rochester’s youngest students, teachers, and systems.

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The Miles Foundation Welcomes Kate Wisniewski as Director of Programs

Prior Director Jay McCall joins The Rainwater Charitable Foundation to continue local education work

FORT WORTH – October 2, 2017 – The Miles Foundation proudly announces Kate Wisniewski as its new Director of Programs. The Foundation’s prior Director of Programs, Jay McCall, will join The Rainwater Charitable Foundation in Fort Worth, serving as Program Manager of Education.

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The Early Learning Alliance: Working to Ensure All Tarrant County Children Are Ready for Kindergarten

Nationally, only 1 in 4 kids are ready for kindergarten. In Fort Worth, just over half of our kindergarteners enter school ready to learn.[1]

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Highlights from the 2017 Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Conference

This year’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading conference in Denver, Colorado brought together over 400 funders, nonprofit leaders, and public officials from across 45 states who are working to change the outcome for at-risk children and their families.

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Denver ‘Raising of Fort Worth’ Panel Shares Early Ed Insights & Best Practices

On Tuesday, June 20th, the Raising of Fort Worth hosted the second city in its national tour of early education best practices: Denver, Colorado. Read More…