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Archive | September, 2014

Grade-Level Reading Partner Spotlight

The Dubuque Community School District (DCSD) has done a lot of work to communicate the importance of attendance through various strategies including, school newsletters, PSA’s and social media posts “The Dubuque Schools are diligently working to ensure that families understand why it is important that children attend school each and every day that they are healthy.  We know […]

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Summer Academy: Real Impact for Reading Success

In mid-July, most kids are savoring the freedom of summer.  School is a distant memory best avoided by riding bikes, going to the pool, and sprinting to the ice cream truck. Eight-year-old Kamerron, however, is reading—and enjoying it. “I read to my little sister,” he says.  “I like it because when she’s grown up, I […]

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President signs Declaration to Fulfill Promise of America

On Monday, September 22, 2014, President Barack Obama signed the Presidents’ Declaration to Fulfill the Promise of America. Obama was the seventh consecutive President to sign the Declaration in an effort to call upon Americans to do more to help the young people in America reach their full potential. The Declaration originally was signed by […]

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$180,000 Grant Expands Dubuque Campaign for Grade-level Reading to Two Rural Communities

DUBUQUE, IA—The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) recently received a $180,000 grant from an anonymous donor to expand the Dubuque Campaign for Grade-Level Reading’s work to two rural communities. Dyersville and Maquoketa will join eight other communities in Iowa and more than 150 communities nationwide focused on helping more children read proficiently by the […]

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State-by-State Analysis

A state-by-state analysis of national testing data demonstrates that students who miss more school than their peers consistently score lower on standardized tests, a result that holds true at every age, in every demographic group and in every state and city tested. The analysis, Absences Add Up: How Attendance Influences Student Success, is based on […]

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Attendance Awareness Month

The start of the school year is a natural time for parents, schools and community leaders to think about good attendance.  The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is celebrating Attendance Awareness Month during the month of September 2014 for a second consecutive year! Attendance Awareness Month is a nationwide event recognizing the connection between school attendance and academic achievement. […]

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