Friday Round-Up, October 25, 2013
Here are a few updates for the week from the Network Communities Support Center:
Freddy the Frog, developed by Pittsburgh's Office of Child Development to support school readiness, plays a starring role in two Tell Our Story submissions. In Buffalo, NY, he supported attendance, providing guidance to parents and children at kindergarten orientations, summer school, festivals, and other city events. In Southern Pines, NC, Freddy served as the mascot for the library's summer reading program. He helped turn Stop, Drop, and Read from a chore to a pleasure!
For those looking for more research to support early learning, there's a great new resource from the Alliance for Early Success and Child Trends. The Research Base for a Birth Through Age Eight State Policy Framework features research into health, family support, and learning, lays out state policy steps, and includes citations and evidence.
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.
There will be a networking reception for registered GLR members on Tuesday, November 12 from 5:30-6:30 ET at the National Summer Learning Association's annual conference in Orlando from November 11-13. It’s not too late to register and join 45 individuals from nearly 25 GLR communities!
If you would like to join the November training cohort for the Campaign's Results Scorecard pilot, please complete the "Expression of Interest” survey by Friday, November 8. Also, please save the date and register for the November introductory/launch webinar, scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, from 3-4 ET. There is no need to fill out this form if you have already submitted an "Expression of Interest" to join the September or October cohorts. Please just email Bob Saffold (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm your intention to join the November training cohort. Click here for more information.
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