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  • In honor of National Reading Month this March NHSA is partnering with actor and author Taye Diggs to promote cultural understanding and pride while wishing Congress a Happy National Reading Month. Everything you need to participate is here, so you can get started today!
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  • Registration is now open for the Funder Huddle and the All-America City Awards, register before March 17 to take advantage of extra savings!
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  • Fast Five interviews members of the Huddle about what drives them and what their life is like outside the office. Mike English is the executive director with Turn the Page KC, a nonprofit that began as an initiative out of Mayor Sly James’ Office in Kansas City, Missouri. Mayor James is still deeply involved in the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading work and serves as the chair of the nonprofits’ board. Before his current role, Mike was executive director for six years at the Missouri Council on…
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  • From Attendance Awareness to Action!

    Thank you for celebrating Attendance Awareness Month. With 320 communities across the country posting their activities on the Attendance Action Map, we saw a surge of momentum as leaders rallied their communities to make attendance matter. Now that Attendance Awareness Month is over, would you do two things for us?

    First, please take a moment to fill out this short survey to give us your…

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  • Summer Enrichment Program

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    For the past three years, our GLR community has been implementing and fine-tuning a Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) model -- a specific curriculum which is implemented by teachers during the summer, at programs for low-income youth.

    Each year, they rework the program model, improving the outcomes each time.

    In Summer 2014, our SEP students showed a 9.3% increase in their literacy on pre-vs-post tests, while our two control groups showed only minimal gains --…

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  • The PeyBack Foundation supports programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for at-risk children in the Denver metro area, Indiana, Louisiana, and Tennessee. Preference is given to programs that provide a direct benefit to disadvantaged youth through activities conducted outside the typical school day (i.e., afterschool and summer programming).  Grants are limited to a maximum of $15,000.  Deadline is February 1, 2015. …

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  • One of the wonderful features of the Huddle is the ability to connect in groups for peer learning. Groups are commonly organized by state, by shared interest or initiatives pursued, by the type of organization leading your community coalition and by shared community characteristics. Members of the Huddle are welcome to create groups. You might want to create a group for your community, for a topic of interest to you and others or some other reason.
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