UNITED WE FIGHT
of central Iowa students are not reading proficiently by the end of third grade, making them 4 times less likely to graduate from high school.
Iowa Dept. of Education and
Annie E. Casey Foundation
is the largest monthly expense for an Iowa family with two young children, forcing families to make difficult decisions to meet budget.
Iowa ALICE Report
of low-income families don’t own any children’s books. The number of books in a child’s home is the best predictor of reading scores.
Children’s Literacy Foundation