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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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Up, Up, and Attend (School) in Dubuque, Iowa

This article was posted by Betsy Rubiner on The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading blog on October 11, 2013. “Up, Up, and Attend” is the clever catch phrase for Dubuque, Iowa’s Super Hero-themed attendance awareness campaign, focused on elementary school students.  Seventy-four GLR communities participated in the month. Ten communities are in states where the governor signed a state-level […]

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School Attendance Matters and You Can Help

Eric Dregne is vice president of strategic initiatives for the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. This article appeared on the opinion page of the Telegraph Herald on October 17, 2013. Dubuque’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading in September turned its attention from summer learning to school attendance. What’s wrong with missing a few days of school? Study after […]

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