Weekly Huddle Roundup, August 5, 2014

Weekly Huddle Roundup, August 5, 2014


August 5, 2014              

Dear Colleague,  

This week’s news from the Network Communities Support Center covers our 10 new communities, an invitation to the Strengthening Families Leadership Summit, a new study on the early warning signs of absenteeism and more:        

  • This week we welcome 10 new communities to the Grade-Level Reading Network, which deepens the work going on in three states in the network. They include seven Arizona communities: Buckeye, Chandler, Cochise County, Globe-Miami, North Gila County, Scottsdale and Tempe; two in Connecticut: Colchester and Waterbury; and New Bedford, Massachusetts. Read more here.
  • If you or your state leaders plan to participate in the National Governors Association technical assistance project around polices for birth to third grade, please comment here. Arkansas plans to apply and would like to hear from others involved in the effort.
  • On October 7-8, 2014, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading will participate in the Strengthening Families Leadership Summit in Chicago, Illinois. CGLR Network members are welcome to attend this summit, which is designed for state- and local-level leaders eager to learn more about working with families from a positive, research-based perspective. Learn more and register here.
  • Why September Matters: Improving Student Attendance, a new study from the Baltimore Education Research Consortium, shows that absenteeism in the first month of school can predict poor attendance patterns throughout the year, providing an early warning sign for parents and educators to intervene and put students back on track. Get recommendations and read more here.
  • The next monthly Network Communities Support Center webinar is August 7, 2014, 3 - 4:00 pm ET. This month we will highlight the Community Self-Assessment Tool, dig deeply into tools for Attendance Awareness Month with Cecelia Leong and hear 4-5 communities talk for 3-4 minutes each about their AAM plans. Register here.        



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