February 19, 2015
“When dozens of schools in Camden and Philadelphia see jumps in students’ reading skills, it’s worth asking why. The answer is an effort called the Children’s Literacy Initiative.”
This quote originated from an article written by U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan for Philly.com
About Children’s Literacy Initiative
Established in 1988, the Children’s Literacy Initiative is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. CLI is focused on improving the American education system by ensuring low-income students can read by third grade. The program provides personalized, one-on-one teacher coaching, research-based literacy training, small group coaching, leadership coaching for principals and teacher-leaders and provides the books and materials classrooms need so that students can become powerful readers, writers and thinkers. In addition to Philadelphia, the organization also provides services to school districts including Passaic & Camden, NJ, Chicago, St. Louis and Denver.