July 22, 2014
This week’s news from the Network Communities Support Center covers how one community reduced chronic absence in Michigan, new materials from Read Aloud 15 Minutes, guides to Huddle groups and more:
In this week’s Bright Spot, Kent County, Michigan, uses school-based social service providers to reduce chronic absence. This is the second in a series of “attendance” Bright Spots, in advance of Attendance Awareness Month in September. Click here to read more or download the Bright Spot pdf. To nominate a community as a Bright Spot, email Betsy Rubiner at firstname.lastname@example.org. Self-nominations are encouraged!
Are you looking for a poster to help emphasize reading during the summer? Or social media posts stressing the importance of summer reading? We're sharing these new materials from the Read Aloud 15 MINUTES Seize the Summer campaign. See them here.
There has never been a better time to investigate Huddle groups, with these new guides to creating a group and joining a group. Recent new groups created by Huddle members include Florida GLR, Funders and Funding Opportunities. You can request access to a group or create your own.
As you prepare for Attendance Awareness Month, remember to take advantage of our new attendance materials and register for the Attendance Works webinar, “Can You Hear Us Now? Amplifying Key Messages About the Importance of Attendance,” broadcasting on August 6, 1 - 2:30 pm ET. You can also listen to the attendance-themed NCSC webinar from earlier this month or add your plans to the Attendance Action Map.
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will be awarding approximately $500 million to expand access to high-quality, comprehensive services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families through Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships, or through the expansion of Early Head Start services. Deadline is August 20, 2014. Apply here.
Almost all links in this message go to items posted on the Huddle, a password-protected site for members of the Grade-Level Reading Network. If you are not yet a member, you may request access to the Huddle by going to www.glrhuddle.org and selecting “Click here to join” in orange located in the upper right hand corner.