Friday Round-Up, August 23: Six New Tell Our Story Submissions
Friday, August 23, 2013
This week's round-up of what is happening on the Ning features new Tell Our Story submissions and a few great ideas for collaborative partnerships that support grade-level reading. Click through to read more:
This week we received Tell Our Story submissions from Tahoe Truckee, CA, Worcester, MA, Southern Pines, NC, Richmond, VA, Roanoke, VA, and Virginia Beach, VA. We now have a total of 20 stories to share, with many more on the way next week. We encourage you to read and comment on the most recent submissions as well as last week's stories from Fresno, CA, US Virgin Islands, Marshalltown, IA, San Antonio, TX, and Miami-Dade County, FL. Please remember to file your story by August 30th.
We especially want to call your attention to three stories from campaign communities related to summer learning: Danbury, Ct is using a data from a community scan to create a new, comprehensive directory of summer learning opportunities for summer 2014. Hillsborough, Fl is developing a summer data platform to help providers establish common goals, outcomes, and assessments. And Springfield, MA recently announced an interesting collaboration between public schools and public libraries: parents can sign household members up for library cards at the same time as they register their kids for school.
September is Attendance Awareness Month, and we're already hearing about the ways you plan to celebrate the importance of school attendance. Dubuque, IA was featured on local television for their efforts to combat absenteeism in Dubuque schools, and students in Oakland, CA produced a music video about attendance that is well worth a look. Please consider reaching out to your school district superintendent(s) with the Call to Action and let us know if there are ways we can support your efforts.