Weekly Huddle Roundup, Sept 19, 2014

Weekly Huddle Roundup, Sept 19, 2014

September 19, 2014       

Dear Colleague,                 

This week’s news from the Network Communities Support Center includes:          

  • A Bright Spot shares how Vision To Learn in Los Angeles, CA provides elementary school children in the area with free eye exams and glasses.

    is providing free glasses and eye exams to strengthen children’s learning. Read more on the Huddle or download the Bright Spot pdf. To nominate a community as a Bright Spot, email Betsy Rubiner at brubiner@gradelevelreading.net. Self-nominations are encouraged!                       

  • A question has been posted to the Huddle requesting resources about how to share data about school attendance between school districts and community partners. If you have insights or experience to share, please comment on the Huddle. And if you’re crunching attendance data or celebrating Attendance Awareness Month this September, join the 56 communities that have put their names on the Attendance Works website map!               

  • Community Lead Sanam Jorjani talks in a brief video about how Oakland, California, is using the Grade-Level Reading Community Self-Assessment Tool to take stock of and publicize its progress to date. Watch the video on the Huddle.               

  • The Commonwealth Fund spotlights Kent County, Michigan, Tucson, Arizona and Buffalo, New York, as communities that have significant poverty but are also top-tier performers in health care access, quality, efficiency and outcomes. In a new report, the fund cites the power of community as a factor in driving improvement in the health system. Read more on the Huddle.               

  • Local coalition partner The Providence Plan has relaunched its RI Community Profiles website, providing easy access to comprehensive, statewide information about communities in Rhode Island. Read more on the Huddle.               



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.