Friday Round-Up, November 15, 2013

Friday Round-Up, November 15, 2013

Colleagues,

Congratulations to the Boston Summer Learning Project and Freedom School Partners in Charlotte, N.C. for their recognition this week as 2013 winners of the New York Life Excellence in Summer Learning Award given by the National Summer Learning Association this week at their national conference.

Here are a few updates for the week from the Network Communities Support Center:

  • This week’s featured Tell Our Story submission comes from Dubuque, IA. Dubuque Community Schools and Northeast Iowa Community College developed a new program that provides affordable training opportunities for early-childhood professionals. More than 100 high school juniors and seniors are now enrolled in dual-credit early childhood development courses at the college! Read their story to find out more about this innovative partnership.

  • City leaders, advocates, and community partners with a strong interest in reducing chronic absence are invited to participate in the National E-Summit on Chronic Absenteeism and Student Achievement on November 20, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET. The online summit will share research from New York City's three-year pilot program, which has reduced chronic absence for students in 100 schools. Register here.

  • The Data Quality Campaign seeks to award leaders who advance the safe and effective use of education data. Four categories (State Policymaker, State Data Leader, Advocacy, District Data Use) are now open and will close December 5, with winners announced early 2014. Learn more and apply here.

Warmly,
Susanne

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