GRANITE CITY, IL (KPLR)- According to the National Center for Education Statistics, a division of the U.S. Department of Education, children who read at home enjoy a substantial advantage over children who do not. And that brings us to Denise Ruebhausen, a teacher at Wilson Elementary School in Granite City. She created “Baggie Books” for her students to learn to love reading. She is the recipient of our Tools for Teachers award, presented by Weber Chevrolet. Denise will receive $500 to continue her mission to get her kids to love reading.
Denise was nominated by a parent of one of her students who couldn’t be with us, but is joined by a co-worker, Lisa Smith who has seen the impact of the Baggie Books program.
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