Posts Tagged ‘literacy’

Innovative Texting Project Sends Tips to Parents and Caregivers on Their Phones

Posted by KERA

Space donated by an anonymous Dallas Innovates sponsor.Parents provide the first building blocks for their child’s success. But kids don’t come with an instruction manual.

The new Start Smart Texas literacy program enables parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles — anyone who cares for a young child — …

Defying the Odds: Cause Studio Gives Nonprofit Professionals, Organizations Tools to Succeed

Posted by Heather Noel

When Robyn Brown first started organizing computer science workshops in the Dallas area, she wasn’t thinking the passion project would turn into a nonprofit.

Brown, who has a communications background in the software industry, began with bringing in professionals to …

Pizza Hut Fundraising Campaign Targets Global Literacy

Posted by Lance Murray

Plano-based Pizza Hut is kicking off a new fundraising campaign for The Literacy Project, its global commitment to literacy intended to put more books in the hands of kids.

The fundraising campaign will run through April 15, supporting the company’s …

Tarrant County Literacy Program Helps Visually Impaired Learners

Posted by Chloe Bennett

A pilot program in Tarrant County is encouraging visually impaired students to read and enjoy more books during the summer.

Perkie Cannon, an education specialist for visual impairment, organized the initiative at the Region 11 Education Service Center to better …

Fort Worth’s Reading with Barbers Creates a Space for Learning in Ordinary Places

Posted by Chloe Bennett

Fort Worth ISD has teamed up with a handful of barbershops around east and southeast Fort Worth to encourage children ages 4 to 14 to read comfortably in public spaces. 

The pilot program, Reading with Barbers, operates on a relationship …

Dallas Team 1 of 8 Moving on in Literacy XPRIZE Contest

Posted by Heather Noel

A Dallas team has been named as one of eight semifinalists in the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE competition.

PeopleForWords — made up of members from Southern Methodist University Guildhall, SMU Simmons School of Education and Human Development, and …

Program Teaches South Dallas Kids Value of Literacy

Posted by Chloe Bennett

A program at a Dallas ISD school in east Oak Cliff is teaching kids about the value of literacy and life experience this summer. 

At Pease Elementary, instructors are encouraging wide-eyed students to develop curiosity and eagerness to learn, The

FW Literacy Partnership Unveils STAAR Data Dashboard

Posted by Lance Murray

The Fort Worth Literacy Partnership is unveiling a data dashboard as public school students across the state take the 2017 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness Reading exam this week.

STAAR are a series of state-mandated standardized tests used …

Dallas Library, Deep Ellum Shop Team Up for ‘Bookbike’

Posted by Lance Murray

In an effort to make books more accessible to the community, the Dallas Public Library and a bike shop in Deep Ellum are working together to make Dallas’ first bookbike, a small bicycle-drawn trailer that can be customized for the …

SMU, LIFT Team Up on App to Unlock Literacy & $3M Prize

Posted by Heather Noel

LITERACY APP SERVES AS ENTRY INTO GLOBAL CONTEST


A new game being created by Southern Methodist University puts users in the shoes of an archaeologist traveling the world to decode artifacts.

While Codex’s lead character works to translate ancient languages, …