ESSA: What Parents Should Know – ENGLISH
October 11, 2017
Hosted in partnership with the United Parent Leaders Action Network (UPLAN), this webinar helps parents learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the important role that parents can play in their state and local school district to help advance their priorities.
Moderator: Suzanne Immerman, Senior Consultant, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Panelists: Danielle Ewen, Senior Policy Advisor, EducationCounsel; Yolie Flores, Chief Policy Officer, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading; Hodon Bulale, UPLAN Parent Leader, Somali Parent Education Board; Annabel Quintero, UPLAN Parent Leader, One America
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Book-Rich Environments Webinar on School Attendance
August 23, 2017
Research shows that missing just 2-3 days every month, or 10 percent of the school year, can translate into third graders unable to master reading, sixth graders failing courses and ninth graders dropping out of high school. Addressing chronic absence is a key component of improving graduation rates, increasing academic achievement and giving young people the best chance at success in their adult life. Representatives from Bright Spot PHAs will also join the conversation to give an up-close view of what’s working to address chronic absence in their communities.
Moderator: Adrian Lopez, Director of Community Development Initiatives, San Antonio Housing Authority
Panelists: Karissa Yee Findley, Policy Consultant, Special Projects Manager, Attendance Works; Ted Dezember, Senior Resident Services Manager for Educational Initiatives, King County Housing Authority; Eric Johnson, Executive Director, Oakland Housing Authority; Rachel Langford, Associate Director, Education Systems Alignment, Home Forward, the Housing Authority of Portland, Oregon; Maria-Lana Queen, HUD Liaison, Federal Interagency Youth Initiatives, Project SOAR Program Manager, Office of Public and Indian Housing, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
Leveraging the Momentum from Grade-Level Reading Week
July 27, 2017
A conversation about how communities are utilizing the resources generated from GLR Week in June. Regardless of whether you attended the event in Denver, there are videos, publications, photos and session resources now available online to help strengthen your local grade-level reading campaign. You’ll hear from communities that are making the most of the relationships and recognition sparked by the event. You’ll also have an opportunity to influence the priorities of the GLR Support Center as we collectively identify ways to support communities in achieving bigger outcomes, larger impact and more sustainable scale.
Moderator: Ron Fairchild, Director, GLR Support Center
Supporting Parent Success:
Applying What We Know to What We Do
June 26, 2017
This groundbreaking webinar is based on the GLR Campaign’s “hot off the press” parent brief, which highlights the work of five national agencies — including the National Academies of Sciences, the US Departments of Education and Health and Human Services, Zero to Three, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and others — and zeroing in on applying what we KNOW to what we DO in our communities.
Panelists: Linda Asato, Executive Director of California Child Care Resource and Referral Network and Member, GLR Successful Parents Kitchen Cabinet; Kimberly Boller, Committee Member, Supporting the Parents of Young Children, National Academies of Sciences; Libby Doggett, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning at the US Department of Education; and Mikel Brighten, Administrator, Head Start Division, City of San Antonio, an All-America City Awardee for GLR!
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Book-Rich Environments Webinar on Summer Learning
May 18, 2017
When summer relaxation is over and school starts back up, many students may find they’ve fallen behind, particularly in their reading skills. Through the Book-Rich Environments Initiative, we can work together to keep kids learning all summer long in public housing communities across the country. This rich and informative webinar on summer learning will update you on the latest trends and resources to combat the summer slide. You’ll also your community can get to the top of the leaderboard for the Library Card Challenge!
Panelists: Leslie Gabay-Swanston, Director of Program and Systems Quality, National Summer Learning Association; Emily Samose, Director, Education Initiatives, Urban Libraries Council; Alicia Maldonado, Senior Consultant, GLR Campaign; Maria-Lana Queen – HUD Liaison, Federal Interagency Youth Initiatives, Project SOAR Program, Manager, Office of Public and Indian Housing, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development; Byron Pugh, Partnership, and Community Relations Coordinator, District of Columbia HousingAuthority; Jill Spillman, Educational Initiatives Supervisor, Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority; Karin Stayton, Program Manager, Boulder Housing Partners; Sophie George, President and CEO, Topeka Housing Authority
ESSA Webinar: “Where Do We Stand Now?”
March 31, 2017
The Every Student Succeeds Act is still the law of the land, but there have been significant changes since the new Administration took office. Join our ESSA experts for a practical webinar detailing what has changed, what remains the same, and how ESSA continues to offer huge opportunities for GLR communities to advance their priorities.
Panelists: Suzanne Immerman, Senior Consultant, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading; Danielle Ewen, Senior Policy Advisor, Education Counsel; Angela Duran, Campaign Director, Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading; Elizabeth Burke Bryant, Executive Director, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
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Book-Rich Environments Webinar:
Top Literacy Programs for your Community
February 28, 2017
Representatives from Too Small to Fail share the latest updates and free resources available to promote the importance of early school success and to empower parents with tools to talk, read and sing with their young children from birth. Representatives from ABCMouse.com also share how you can bring their award-winning early learning and digital literacy resources to children and families in your communities.
Panelists: Patti Miller, Director, Too Small to Fail – Clinton Foundation; Emily Samose, Director, Too Small to Fail – The Opportunity Insitute; Dr. Rebecca Palacios, Senior Curriculum Advisor, ABCMouse.com; Rebecca Friendly – Manager, Communications and Corporate Affars, ABCMouse.com