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Most students in Fort Worth not meeting academic standards

A new report delivered to the Fort Worth City Council showed that some two-thirds of students in third through eighth grades are not meeting grade-level expectations. Just 36 percent are on grade level in reading, math, science and social studies. That’s down from pre-pandemic levels of 39 percent. The report from the non-profit Fort Worth Education Partnership was submitted to the City Council as part of an effort to bring the body more directly into school improvement efforts. 

“Elected officials normally have a reach across the city,” said Crowley Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Michael McFarland. “So we think that influence, that ability to pull people together, is much more valuable, quite frankly.”

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