Friday Round-Up, September 13, 2013

Friday Round-Up, September 13, 2013

Colleagues,

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

  • A new study from the Institute for Child Success (ICS) explores the possibility of using Pay for Success Financing (also known as social impact bonds) to scale-up early childhood programs.

  • The U.S. Department of Education has awarded more than $15.1 million in Enhanced Assessment Grants (EAGs) to three state education agencies—North Carolina, Maryland and Texas—to develop or enhance their Kindergarten Entry Assessments. Congratulations to all awardees!

  • The National Summer Learning Association released their new Summer Starts in September program planning guide, which features program examples, quality indicators, and tools designed to support higher quality programming.

  • There are now 62 communities participating in Attendance Awareness Month so far, and an additional 11 communities whose governors have signed a state-level AAM proclamation! Please consider reaching out to your school district superintendent(s) with the Call to Action and let us know if there are ways we can support your efforts.

Warmly, Susanne

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