Community Solutions Action Plan Self-Assessment Tool

For those who have already created Community Solutions Action Plans (CSAPs), The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading has created an online self-assessment tool that allows you to review the six aspects of your CSAP. 

For those who have not, learn more here...

3rd Grade Reading Success Matters: Growing Healthy Readers

"The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the 140+ communities working with the Campaign are dedicated to narrowing the gap between children from low-income families and their more affluent peers. This video shows why that gap occurs and how we can close it. " - Campaign for Third Grade Reading

From the Anne E Casey Foundation's Campaign for Third Grade Reading:

Growing Healthy Readers: Taking Action to Support the Health Determinants of Early School Success is a full series of resource guides for incorporating Children’s Health and Learning Priorities into action plans for improving school readiness, school attendance and summer learning.

The Growing Healthy Readers series was developed by the Campaign’s Healthy Readers team and will help community- and state-level coalitions determine how to take action on priority issues that affect children’s health and learning. Each guide includes research documenting the effects on learning, strategies for improving outcomes and case studies of effective local programs.

Get the Resource Guides here.

Whole Child Initiative

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From ASCD:

Launched in 2007, ASCD's Whole Child Initiative is an effort to change the conversation about education from a focus on narrowly defined academic achievement to one that promotes the long term development and success of children. Through the initiative, ASCD helps educators, families, community members, and policymakers move from a vision about educating the whole child to sustainable, collaborative action.

Visit the Whole Child Initiative Website.

Health and Education in Oregon: Key Facts

The Oregon Health Authority has published “Health and Education in Oregon: Key Facts,” which provides state-specific data regarding the correlations between different facets of health and educational attainment, as well as proposed solutions for improving educational outcomes through public health interventions. 

Download the report here.

Strive Partnership:

From the Strive Partnership:

Promoted by community leaders in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, an effort was launched in 2006 to target a problem of being 'program rich and system poor.' This effort, The Strive Partnership, is contributing to improved student outcomes. These successes have been achieved after significant investments of time, talent, and treasure by cross sector community leaders committed prioritizing education for their region. The Partnership engages executive and grassroots partners in the vision, works through turf issues among service providers, and encourages funders to move existing resources to proven strategies.

Visit the partnership at http://www.strivetogether.org/.