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Archive | June, 2015

Dubuque Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Our Dubuque Campaign partners are working hard in the areas of School Readiness, Attendance and Summer Learning to ensure that the youth in our community have a bright future.  Below is a video of just a few of our partners working together.  We are excited to share more of their stories in the future!  Be […]

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Summer Programs off to a Great Start

Check out an update from various GLR partners who are providing summer programming! Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Dubuque County By: Katie Peterson Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Dubuque County kicked off summer programming on Monday, June 15 with a robotics camp. The camp was held at both Allison Henderson Park […]

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Grade-Level Reading Partner Spotlight: Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA

The Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA has been serving the Dubuque community for 149 years by focusing on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. In addition to being the largest provider of childcare in the state of Iowa, the Y provides a variety of programming for children including before and after school programs at 13 schools […]

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National Campaign For Grade-Level Reading Commitment To Action Recognized At Clinton Global Initiative America Meeting

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR) is being featured on stage at the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting. CGLR will launch the More Hopeful Futures Initiative in 2017 as the next phase of a decade-long effort to increase reading proficiency among children from low-income families. Over the next three years, the planned pre-launch […]

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You Can Prevent the Summer Slide

By: Eric Dregne, Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque Preventing the summer slide is a key focus area of Dubuque’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, along with school readiness and school attendance. Research shows that students can lose as many as two months of reading achievement in the summer. This is particularly acute among low-income students who […]

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Grade-Level Reading Summit a Success

On Thursday, June 4 the Dubuque Campaign for Grade-Level Reading held its first annual GLR Summit to celebrate Campaign progress and look to the future. Approximately 60 people attended the event including members of the steering committee, Dyersville and Jackson County Campaign representatives, Mayor Roy Buol, funders and key stakeholders. Attendees were able to hear […]

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