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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"Glad to hear - share away!"
"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…"
"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"
"Hi Jill,
Did you get any information on this and if so would you please send my way? I've been assigned to put together a list of public housing authority involvement in GLR work in campaign communities!
Betsy"
"Hi Kelly,
I'm a writer with the GLR Campaign - I've been asked by the Campaign to document ways that public housing authorities are involved in GLR-related work in Campaign communities. Could you send me a little information on KCHA's involvement in…"
"Ditto Laura: Great information, thanks for sharing Marissa!"
"Thanks for sharing Alex - this should be a help to other communities (based on the concerns I've heard from various folks around data."
"Hi Laura,
I'm working on an Innovation Brief (a GLR Campaign publication) that will feature three communities (Flint, MI; Tahoe Truckee, CA and Southern Pines, N.C.) that are using the Scorecard to share their experiences. Stay tuned. But I've also…"
"Thanks - wondering too if other efforts beyond attendance-related ones
also contributed (granted, seems hard to illustrate cause-and-effect connection)"
"Exciting news - thanks for sharing. The Huddle first shared some of New Britain's work in a May 2014 Bright Spot. See: http://glrhuddle.org/blog/bright-spots-chronic-absences-plummet-in-...

I do have one question about the NYT story - whether it's…"
"Thanks for this Scot - it's a good resource for communities!"
"Interesting re defining quality: I'm curious about what the argument is for maintaining that the meaning of a quality program varies by community (demographic or socio-economic differences or resources-on-the-ground?)"
"You are welcome! re: recruiting volunteers - that's a good question for the Richmond and Oakland folks!"
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