“Excellence and Equity: Public Education in the 21st Century”

Last week, CLI Executive Director, Kelly Hunter, Ed.D, had the opportunity to speak on radio station 900 AM Wurd for part of an eight part series titled “Excellence and Equity: Public Education in the 21st Century”, examining the goals, challenges, successes and direction of public education with a focus on urban education.

Mayor Nutter Visits CLI Classroom

Earlier this week, Frederick Douglass Charter School hosted a visit from Philadelphia’s Mayor Nutter.  The visit demonstrated the new partnership between Young Scholars Academies and Children’s Literacy Initiative. Scholar Academies is a non-profit, charter management organization that exists to close the achievement gap by operating a network of urban charter schools.

Gearing Up for Back to School? Part II

As we continue to gear up for the start of the school year CLI would like to share reflections from CLI Model Classroom teachers about the impact they had on their students. We are excited to continue our work this year by building on the strengths of teachers to create sustainable change.  

Gearing Up for Back to School?

To gear up for the upcoming school year CLI would like to share letters from last year’s students reflecting on what they learned. Check back next week for reflections from CLI Model Classroom teachers! 


Early Education, Not Just a Short-term Investment

Last week, Ben Bernanke, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System provided remarks for the Children’s Defense Fund National Conference addressing the crucial importance of effective early childhood support and public education to the success of our economy now and in the future.