Friday Round-Up, December 6, 2013
Here are a few updates for the past week from the Network Communities Support Center:
We received one Tell Our Story submission this week, from Buena Park, CA. Buena Park is working to establish an Education Commission to promote partnerships between the school district, the city, and individual schools, as well as to advocate education within the community. The Education Commission will serve as a liaison and identify community resources, in addition to other tasks. Read more.
The U.S. Education Department has named the top 25 applicants in the latest round of its Investing in Innovation (I3) program, a list that includes several organizations working in GLR Network communities or closely aligned with our work.
The Wish You Well Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations that promote family literacy in the United States, focusing on the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Grants range from $2,000 to $10,000. You may apply at any time; requests are reviewed quarterly.
Several GLR communities in Oregon and Washington State gathered in Seattle in early November to share their work. Check out these innovative summer learning programs from Bellevue, WA; Lane County, OR; and Wallowa County, OR.
The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations to develop reading programs, based on provided themes, between September 2014 and June 2015. The deadline for application is January 28, 2014.
If you would like to join the December training cohort for the Results Scorecard pilot, please complete the "Expression of Interest” survey by Friday, December 6. There is no need to fill out this form if you have already submitted an "Expression of Interest." Please email Bob Saffold (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm your intention to join the December training cohort.
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