Friday Round-Up, October 11, 2013
Here are a few updates for the week from the Network Communities Support Center, featuring Tell Our Story, upcoming conferences, and the next Attendance Works webinar:
This week we received a Tell Our Story submission from Dayton, OH, bringing the total to 67 communities! Last week we received Tell Our Story submissions from Topeka, KS, Buffalo, NY, Torrington, CT, West Alabama, Austin, TX, and Camden, NJ. Thank you to those of you who have already submitted, and please continue reading and commenting on the stories! If you haven’t submitted your story yet, please join your colleagues in doing so this month.
Madison, NY has a candid and engaging account of what it takes for a rural community of 73,000 residents – “and ten school districts spread across one small city, 15 towns and 10 villages (and) over 660 square miles” – to tackle “the GLR BIG THREE: Chronic Absenteeism, Summer Slide, and K-Readiness.”
You can register for the Growing Healthy Readers: Half-Day Literacy Conference on October 15th in New York City, hosted by Reach Out and Read of Greater New York and the United Way of New York City. The conference will focus on strategies to ensure that children from at-risk families develop on-track for success in school.
Attendance Works and United Way Worldwide are presenting a webinar from 1-2:30 ET on Nov. 6 called Making Attendance Matter: Tips for Moving from Awareness to Action. The webinar will cover attendance and data management strategies, as well as spotlight efforts in Portland, OR; Oakland, CA; and New Bedford, MA. Register here.
Registration is open for the National Summer Learning Association's annual conference in Orlando from November 11-13. Early literacy and grade-level reading will be a major focus of this year’s event. Twenty-one people from 14 different campaign communities have indicated they will attend; please let us know if you plan to join them.
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