Reading proficiency by third grade is a key indicator of high school graduation and success later in life. The Dubuque community is moving forward with an effort to support children early in life to help them reach this critical milestone, which will help our children and thus our region thrive. The Community Foundation of Greater […]
On Monday, November 4th the Dubuque City Council will proclaim November as “Dubuque Family Literacy Month” and recognize: From birth to age 5, a child’s brain develops more than any other time in life. Parents, a child’s first teacher, play an important role in helping to build a child’s literacy and vocabulary. As their child’s […]
October is dyslexia awareness month. Dyslexia is a learning disability that one in five students have, and affects about 80% of those with a learning disability. Discovered in 1881, dyslexia is often characterized by difficulty rhyming, associating sounds with symbols, and sequencing and ordering sounds. Other signs include difficulty sounding out unfamiliar words, or reading […]
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 […]
Let’s face it…we live in a world with jam-packed schedules and it is nearly impossible to “fit it all in.” We are stuck trying to decide what we can make time for and what needs to wait until “later.” So why is it so important to read to our children 20 minutes a day? Well, […]
Check out this great infographic for some recent data points showing key indicators of Third-Grade Reading Proficiency in Dubuque. Be sure to share it with your friends!