Mural #1 for Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

2021 Resource Guide | As we have done in the past with other heritage months, CLI is excited to share our thoughts on how to honor and acknowledge this special occasion, along with book recommendations and resources for the classroom. Click here to see our list.  

5 Tips to Prevent Summer Slide

Summer Slide is what happens when the skills students learn during the school year are lost or forgotten over the summer. Summer may be in full swing, but it’s not too early to polish up those reading skills!

Reina Prowler, NonProfit Snapcast Interview

Earlier this year, CLI’s Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Executive Director, Reina Prowler, sat down with the NonProfit Snapcast (NPS) for an interview. NPS host Mickey Desai and Reina discussed various topics, including non-profit management during a crisis and how CLI is adjusting and supporting district partners during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teachers Are Heroes!

Teachers need more than a week of appreciation.  Against a backdrop of a global pandemic and continuing social and racial unrest, educators across the country are rising to the occasion, working hard to ensure every student has the tools they need to reach their full potential.

Heroes – Ms. Fennell

This was Ms. Fennell’s first year teaching, but you would never know it from entering her virtual classroom. Despite the many challenges, Ms. Fennell has adjusted and thrived as a first year teacher. Whether cultivating community in her virtual classroom, collaborating closely with her coach, or building authentic relationships with her students and families, Ms. Fennell continues to showcase the …

Heroes – Ms. Golden

Thank you Ms. Golden! Despite the challenges faced this year, Ms. Golden continues to put the social and emotional needs of her students first, along with identifying their individual academic areas of support. Her consistent routines and positive reinforcement with her students helped build rapport and create a sense of normalcy. Ms. Golden is just another example of how kind …

Heroes – Ms. Shikitino

Thank you Ms. Shikitino! Despite the many changes, trials, and tribulations this school year, to say the least. Ms. Shikitino always rolls with the punches and puts students first. Whether partnering with parents and committing to community building, or seeking out virtual engagement and community building activities for her students, Ms. Shikitino has always put her students needs first during …