March 4, 2015
We hope you enjoyed Dr. Seuss Read Across America Day (March 2, 2015)! If your community celebrated, leave a comment and let us know. You can also visit the Read Across America Day website to see what others in your state did.
This week’s news from the Network Communities Support Center includes:
- Arkansas state lead Angela Duran posted a new video from Springfield, Arkansas, "Improving Education: The View from Jones Elementary School." It shows how teachers and the school principal work together to encourage their students to succeed. The percentage of children reading on grade level jumped from 26 percent in 2006 to 73 percent in 2013! Watch the video and join the discussion on the Huddle.
- Join hundreds of leaders from around the country who dedicate themselves to getting all of America’s youth “ready by 21.” At the Forum for Youth Investment’s annual Ready by 21® National Meeting, you’ll network with colleagues striving to improve the lives of kids in communities and states across the nation, and hear research, strategies and stories about building partnerships, aligning policies, expanding learning and embracing readiness. This year’s conference will be held in New Orleans on March 31-April 2. Learn more and register.
- For those who read ravenously (or want an excuse to!), we’re thinking about starting a GLR book club! To express your interest, suggest a book or hash out logistics, comment on the Huddle.
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