Betsy Rubiner

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Tell us a little about yourself I am a former Campaign writer/senior consultant, based in Des Moines, Iowa.

What Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Community are you a part of? If not a current GLR community member, choose GLR Staff or Consultant, Partner Organization, Funder or Incoming Community. GLR STAFF OR CONSULTANT

Title writer.Bright Spots author, senior consultant for the GLR Campaign

Organization self-employed

City and State Des Moines Iowa

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Bright Spots showcase the work in Grade-Level Reading communities to make progress on school readiness, school attendance and summer learning by 2016. Continue reading below or download a PDF version.Across Arkansas this summer, young children are e…
Bright Spots showcase the work in Grade-Level Reading communities to make progress on school readiness, school attendance and summer learning by 2016. Continue reading below or download a PDF version.Before the school year starts in Council Bluffs,…
Another good NPR piece on chronic absence, this time including an interview with Hedy Chang, of Attendance Works, a Campaign implementation partner! Here's how it begins:It's one of the oldest issues in school improvement: Getting kids to show up. I…
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Check out this New York Times Opinion Piece "The Families that Can't Afford Summer" from yesterday's paper (June 5) that touches on summer learning loss. Only wish the headline had been: "The Kids That Can't Afford Summer."These somewhat buried para…
In case you missed it, check out this story on National Public Radio on May 30, 2016 (Memorial Day) about GLR Campaign Community Kent County (Grand Rapids) Michigan's successful work to reduce chronic school absence and support parent success! Kent…
"Good points Linda - thanks for sharing. You may want to read Paul Tough's book, which comes well-recommended: “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character." (Paul Tough seems to be having a media moment - I heard him on…"
Here's a thought-provoking story with research confirming parents' valuable role in promoting school readiness among low-income children in the Sunday (May 22) New York Times! Also attests to benefits of home visitation programs and the links betwee…
Driving with data is critical as Campaign for Grade-Level Reading communities work to make measurable gains in the number of U.S. children from low-income families who read proficiently by the end of third grade.The Campaign's latest Innovation Brie…
Bright Spots showcase the work in Grade-Level Reading communities to make progress on school readiness, school attendance and summer learning by 2016. Continue reading below or download a PDF version. Gauge measurable progress in areas including kin…
Check out this good write up  in our local paper about Central Iowa's grade-level reading work!Each week, Peggy Ochylski travels to a Drake neighborhood preschool to read with two 4-year-olds, where they talk about letters and tell stories.“They jus…
"Congratulations Sheila - and this is great: "Star City Reads may be Umberger’s crowning achievement. Launched in 2012, Star City Reads is Roanoke’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading coalition, focusing the entire community on the goal of having child…"
"Welcome Kathryn! Hope the Huddle has what you are looking for - Betsy"
"Hi Abra,
I'm a writer with the GLR Campaign and am putting together a list of ways that public housing authorities are involved in GLR-related work in Campaign communities. Could you please fill me in a bit on ConnectHome and the "connectivity" work…"
"Hi Alicia,
Do you have any more specifics on this? I've been asked by the Campaign to document ways that public housing authorities are involved in GLR-related work in Campaign communities.
Any suggestions very welcome! Thanks, Betsy"
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