Nearly two-thirds of children in low-income schools are not reading at grade level by the end of third grade.

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The mere act of reading, what seems so natural to many of us, is an extraordinarily freeing act. Reading equals opportunity. Reading equals choice. Reading equals power.

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Read, watch, and talk about the best practices in balanced literacy.

Introducing LEARN, CLI’s new web platform to provide educators with a comprehensive and expanding resource to read, watch, and talk about the best practices in balanced literacy instruction.

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Elite professional athletes have coaches, so should teachers.

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The Challenge

Most teachers only experience traditional, workshop-based professional development, despite research showing its ineffectiveness.

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The Solution

One-on-one and small group coaching in the classroom provides the support and feedback teachers need to incorporate effective literacy practices into their work with students.

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“When dozens of schools… see jumps in… reading skills, it’s worth asking why.”

– US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan

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The Challenge

Nearly 7 out of 10 U.S. 4th Graders are not reading at grade level.

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Our Solution

Low overhead makes it possible for 85% of our revenues to go directly to professional development for educators and books and resources for children.

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of principals said that working with CLI improved their teachers’ literacy instructional practices.

One Year of CLI Intervention Increases Chicago Student Reading Achievement


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It’s easy to get involved, you can donate today, or monthly.

85% of the funds we raise go directly to programs that help under-privileged children learn to read on grade level by 3rd grade.


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