US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Recognizes CLI Impact

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. Click her to read the entire article. About Children’s Literacy Initiative Established in 1988, …

Getting the ABC’s of learning to read with the Children’s Literacy Initiative

September 2, 2014 CLI’s new executive director, Dr. Joel Zarrow, PhD, was recently introduced to Philadelphia educators, board members and city officials at its Market St. offices. Zarrow made sure his audience understood his commitment to bringing kids in grades K-3 up to “snuff” and grade level when it comes to reading and writing. View Article

CLI Teacher and CLI School Given Awards

May 27, 2014 CLI is proud to announce that a CLI-trained teacher and  a CLI school have both been honored with awards for their success in elementary education. Vineland Public Schools of Vineland, N.J. recently chose Brandy Patch, a CLI-trained third-grade teacher as Marie Durand Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year. Ms. Patch was given the award alongside others in …

Children’s Literacy Initiative Names New Executive Director to Drive an Expanded Vision

April 11, 2014, Philadelphia, PA – With an organizational focus clearly fixed upon raising its profile within targeted groups of key, national, decision-makers, the Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI), which trains teachers to achieve literacy education for children in high-poverty, high-minority school districts, by the third grade, today announced that it has completed an intensive national search for a new executive …

CLI’s Impact Presented at National Conferences

April 22, 2014 As part of Children’s Literacy Initiative’s i3 Project, CLI partnered with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in 2010 for a 3-year evaluation of the impact of the CLI Model Classroom Program. The third year of the data collection will wrap up at the conclusion of this school year, and positive interim results have already been demonstrated …