Friday Round-Up, August 2: Council Bluffs, IA and Hillsborough-Tampa, FL

Friday Round-Up, August 2: Council Bluffs, IA and Hillsborough-Tampa, FL

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Colleagues,

This week we have two new Tell Our Story submissions, from Council Bluffs, IA and Hillsborough-Tampa, FL. Don't forget to read and comment on last week's submissions, from Sacramento, CA, Coastal Communities, GA, Quad Cities, IA/IL, and Springfield, MA. Thank you for all of your work so far!

Below is a compilation of what's happening across the GLR Network. This week's message covers information about grant competitions, tools and tips to encourage school-year attendance, a PBS spotlight on Kansas City, MO, and a job posting from the United Way of Central Indiana. Click through to read more:

  • Two grant competitions were announced this week. The Department of Education's Race To The Top District Competition will support locally directed methods of personalizing education for all students. Intent to apply is due August 23rd, and the application is due October 3rd. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Competition will fund improvements in educational outcomes and community health. Optional intent to apply is due August 9th; the application is due September 10th.

  • It's never too early to start planning for Attendance Awareness Month. There are many tools at your fingertips, including the Superintendent's Call To Action, a communications webinar, and the newest NSLA toolkit. Also, by offering summer learning programs, you may already be encouraging school-year attendance!

  • Here's another look at summer literacy programs from PBS, this time from the Campaign community in Kansas City, MO.

  • Finally, the United Way of Central Indiana is currently seeking a new Director of Education. They are looking for candidates that have classroom experience in preschool and/or elementary school, with an advanced degree in education and management experience.

Warmly, Susanne