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Dubuque One of 30 Honored as a “Pacesetter” in Early Reading Work

Dubuque is one of just 30 communities across the nation to be honored with a 2014 “Pacesetter” award by the national Campaign. Dubuque was cited for making “measurable progress” on student attendance outcomes. The Dubuque Campaign saw a 71% reduction in chronic absenteeism in a pilot program at one Title 1 school, and while this […]

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

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) is happy to announce that Linda Nudd has accepted the position of community coordinator for the Jackson County Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Community partners in Jackson County came together in January to commit to joining seven other Iowa cities in becoming a Campaign for Grade-Level Reading community. “Reading […]

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Pape Named as Community Coordinator for the Dyersville Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) is happy to announce that Jessica Pape has accepted the position of community coordinator for the Dyersville Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Community partners in Dyersville came together in January to commit to joining seven other Iowa cities in becoming a Campaign for Grade-Level Reading community. The goal of […]

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Community Partners in Dyersville and Jackson County Take Next Steps in Joining Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Stakeholders in Dyersville and Jackson County recently came together to learn more about the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and to discuss next steps to implement it in their respective communities. The groups both included community members representing the areas of education, nonprofits, business, childcare, government and more. The goal of the national Campaign for Grade-Level […]

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Dubuque Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Seeks Summer Program Proposals

The Campaign is now accepting proposals from organizations to provide summer enrichment programs to complement the school district’s summer reading program. Without access to enriching summer activities, research shows that children can lose up to three months of reading comprehension skills over the summer. By the end of fifth grade, these students could be as […]

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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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Summer Academy Takes Aim at Summer Learning Loss

The Summer Academy, a summer learning pilot program, will kick off June 17 and run through August 2 at Audubon Elementary School. The program will serve 45 students in Dubuque’s Title I schools with reading scores at or below proficiency with the goal of maintaining or increasing their reading proficiency over the summer break. St. […]

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