Friday Round-Up, October 18, 2013
Congratulations to the 34 communities that participated in Summer Learning Day, Attendance Awareness Month, and Tell Our Story! We are proud to honor the efforts of Little Rock, AR; Flagstaff, AZ; Phoenix, AZ; Tucson/Sahuarita, AZ; Yuma, AZ; Fresno, CA; Sacramento, CA; San Francisco, CA; Stockton, CA; Tahoe Truckee, CA; Delray Beach, FL; Tampa, FL, Vero Beach, FL; Atlanta, GA; Ames, IA; Council Bluffs, IA; Dubuque, IA; Marshalltown, IA; Indianapolis, IN; Holyoke, MA; Pittsfield, MA; Baltimore, MD; Kent County, MI; Kansas City, MO; Camden, NJ; Las Vegas, NV; Rochester, NY; Syracuse, NY; Dayton, OH; Austin, TX; San Antonio, TX; Richmond, VA; and US Virgin Islands. This week, celebrate with this ‘highlight reel’ of Summer Learning Day events, as well as Dubuque’s great work and advice on Attendance Awareness.
Here are a few more updates for the week from the Network Communities Support Center, featuring GLR digital badges, Tell Our Story, a new Attendance Works toolkit, as well as upcoming conferences and webinars:
Three sizes of a new digital badge signifying membership in the GLR Communities Network GLR Campaign digital ‘badges’ are now available. The badge is designed for members of the Network to signify involvement in the Campaign on websites and in email messages.
Last week we received a Tell Our Story submission from Dayton, OH, bringing our total to 67 communities! 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.
A new Attendance Works toolkit, What Works in Our Community, will help you identify positive attendance outliers, learn about effective and replicable practices, and find innovative and inspiring community leaders. And don’t forget to register for the latest Attendance Works webinar about attendance and data management on Nov. 6 from 1-2:30 ET.
If you're interested in shaping the future of early childhood programs with social impact bonds, get an interdisciplinary team together to apply for ReadyNation's first Conference of the EC (Early Childhood) Social Impact Performance Advisors. The conference will be held in Charlotte, NC on March 27 and 28th. Also, let us know if you are planning to attend the National Summer Learning Association's annual conference in Orlando this November 11-13, as registration is still open.
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