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Dubuque Receives All-America City Award for Efforts to Improve Early Literacy

Dubuque has received the prestigious All-America City Award (AAC Award) for its civic engagement to help more young children from low-income families achieve grade-level reading proficiency and early school success. Dubuque was one of just 15 communities nationwide to receive the award from the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the National Civic League, which created the […]

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Celebrate the Week of the Young Child April 24-28

Research tells us that a child’s earliest years are some of the most important in shaping their learning and development. We also know that children from low-income households are less likely to be read to or spoken to regularly or have access to books, literacy-rich environments, high-quality early care, and pre-kindergarten programs. These interactions are […]

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Vision To Learn Hits the Road in Northeast Iowa

Vision To Learn is officially on the road to helping students see more clearly in Northeast Iowa. Since January, the mobile clinic has traveled to 17 elementary schools to provide vision screenings* to students identified by school screenings. So far, in 2017, the clinic screened 291 students and prescribed glasses to 220 students. Each of […]

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Williams Named as Community Coordinator for the Jackson County Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) is happy to announce that Rachel Williams has accepted the position of community coordinator for the Jackson County Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. The Campaign works to ensure that all children succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career and active citizenship. It focuses on an important […]

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Vision To Learn Expands to Serve 45 Schools in Eastern Iowa

Kids across Northeast Iowa will be seeing clearly after Vision To Learn announced the addition of 45 schools for the 2016-2017 school year. Last year, Vision To Learn and the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) partnered to pilot the vision program in eight Title I schools in Dubuque and Jackson Counties. Nearly 180 students […]

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Community Collaboration Helps Prevent Summer Slide For Dubuque Students

According to the National Summer Learning Association, summer learning loss is one of the most significant causes of the achievement gap between lower and higher income youth and one of the strongest contributors to the high school dropout rate. That’s why the Dubuque Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, which is facilitated by Every Child/Every Promise (ECEP), […]

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Dubuque Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Honored as a Pacesetter for Early Literacy Work

Dubuque is one of 38 communities that have been honored as Pacesetters by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading for making measurable progress on eliminating barriers that prevent students from reading proficiently by third grade. “Pacesetter Honors are among the highest awards presented by the Campaign,” said Ralph Smith, the managing director of the Campaign for […]

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5 Ideas to Help Kids Read at Grade Level

No matter who you are or what your occupation, you can help kids in your community read at grade level. Here are five ideas of how you can help. Join the #BarberReadingChallenge and share what you are doing in  your community! Read 20 minutes a day to a child  Research shows that children who are […]

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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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