CLI to Present at the “Education Innovation Briefing” on Capitol Hill

Evidence at Work: Success Stories from Federal Investments in Education Innovation

Hosted by the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University, with support from The Annie E. Casey Foundation


Thursday, October 29, 2015  |  2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  |  Capitol Visitor Center, SVC-209-08

How can we leverage federal investments in education innovation to expand opportunities and improve outcomes for all children? Is it possible to scientifically assess what works to drive student achievement and increase outcomes and opportunities for children and youth? How can we use data and evidence to build capacity for what works so that all children receive the education they deserve? How can we ensure that investments lead to successful outcomes?

Sarah Sparks from Education Week will lead a discussion with representatives from three development and two validation grantees of the Investing in Innovation (i3) program who will share the results of the independent evaluations of their grants and how they use successful, innovative solutions to address persistent challenges in our education system.


  • Sarah Sparks, Assistant Editor, Education Week



  • Dr. Joel Zarrow, Executive Director, Children’s Literacy Initiative
    Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI)
    2010 Validation Grant
  • Ruth Schoenbach, Co-Director of the Strategic Literacy Initiative, WestEd
    Reading Apprenticeship Improving Secondary Literacy (RAISE)
    2010 Validation Grant
  • Dr. Maryann Corsello, Corsello Consulting, Professor Emeritus at the University of New England, Independent Evaluator for Building Assets Reducing Risks (BARR)
    Building Assets Reducing Risks (BARR)
    2010 Development Grant
  • Pat Marcus, Director of Program Development, Early Childhood Education, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, SPARK Early Literacy Program
    Milwaukee Community Literacy Project (MCLP) – SPARK Early Literacy Program
    2010 Development Grant
  • Nancy Brynelson, Co-Director, Center for the Advancement of Reading, California State University, Chancellor’s Office
    From Rhetoric to College Readiness: The Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC)
    2011 Development Grant

Please RSVP by October 27th to Susan Davis at

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