Lewis Central High School paid tribute to veterans and active military personnel during the school’s seventh annual Veterans Day Assembly Friday in the school’s gymnasium.
WOODBINE — Despite a few sprinkles Saturday morning, it turned out to be a beautiful day for the 29th Annual Woodbine Apple Festival.
Wow, what a difference a year can make — both in terms of outcomes and changing expectations when it comes to Council Bluffs’ pursuit of the All-America City Award.
Although Raise Me to Read kicked off its efforts to improve grade-level literacy among Pottawattamie County’s children last year, the initiative will start to become more visible this summer.
Editor’s Note: This story contains material from The Nonpareil’s published coverage of the All-America City Conference as well as additional, new reporting.
DENVER — While last year’s All-America City Conference attendees were focused on preparing for their graded group presentation, this year’s conference asked attendees to come ready to learn and swap insights.
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DENVER — Anticipation spiked when Des Moines was announced as an All-America City, and the speaker made a reference to how many Iowa communities were finalists this year.
DENVER — Martha Bruckner believes the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading put the recognition backward when it honored her Thursday at the All-America City Conference.
DENVER — Representatives of Iowa’s delegation at the All-America City Conference were praised for their efforts Thursday morning, while they also received a challenge from Campaign for Grade-Level Reading officials to expand their successes to improve early literacy across the country.
DENVER – The Council Bluffs community won its first All-America City Award at a convention Friday afternoon organized by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.
DENVER — Council Bluffs is once again competing to be recognized as an All-America City, with this year’s effort focused squarely on the initiatives the community has implemented to promote early childhood literacy.
Council Bluffs’ efforts to promote early literacy earned it a national accolade this week — along with the chance to bring home a coveted national award this summer.
DENVER – Council Bluffs was one of the Top 20 communities across the United States in the recent All-America City competition organized by the National Civic League.
DENVER – Council Bluffs’ embrace of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading was one of three cornerstones of its case for being an All-America City in 2016.
DENVER – An Olympic athlete or an Academy Award nominee who fails to secure the ultimate prize can’t help but feel disappointed, but that doesn’t lessen the accomplishment of qualifying in the first place.
DENVER – Council Bluffs was on message, on point, on fleek – whatever generation of the 26 member delegation’s language is preferred, presenters felt encouraged after their 20 minutes on stage.
DENVER – As Council Bluffs hopes to bring home its first All-America City award, dreams of a two-peat could start to percolate with Monday morning’s coffee.
Four years after its first nomination, Council Bluffs’ efforts to enhance the lives of its children again has gained national admiration.
The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading has named the city of Council Bluffs as a Community Solutions Pacesetter for its leadership in addressing the challenges that keep many low-income students from learning to read.