In a recent survey conducted by Education Week only 45% of teachers reported being “very familiar” with the Common Core standards in ELA and literacy and more than three out of four teachers reported that they wanted additional training around CCSS. Do you feel the same?
What Equal Access to Education Resources Should Be
“Education is the great equalizer—it should be used to level the playing field, not to grow inequality,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Oct.
Are We Passing with Flying Colors? Examining the Nation’s Report Card
- Identify Problem
- Set Agenda
- Formulate Policy
- Adopt Policy
- Implement Policy
Effective Pre-K Instruction is a Smart Investment
…with CLI intervention, Pre-K centers are better prepared to develop the vocabulary of their students, putting them on a much brighter path for future academic achievement.
‘Sophie’s Choice’ in the Classroom
Do teachers move forward to cover the objectives associated with the standardized test for that grade? Or do they slow down and make sure their students master the material before moving ahead?
Why reading? Why third grade? Why CLI?
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
Great Instruction is the CORE
By Dr. Joel Zarrow, Executive Director, Children’s Literacy Initiative
I’ll just say it: I think it’s right and appropriate that the Common Core State Standards are making our nation’s educational standards more rigorous. Our kids can do it. We need it to compete.
A message from Executive Director Joel Zarrow, PhD: “This, I Believe”
In my first several weeks as Executive Director of Children’s Literacy Initiative, I have had the opportunity to introduce myself to a lot of new people. It is important to me to convey aspects of myself that aren’t necessarily apparent from my resume or some surreptitious Google search that we might do when we want to find out about the new person joining the team.
A Low Cost Solution to Summer Reading Loss for Disadvantaged Students
A Low Cost Solution to Summer Reading Loss for Disadvantaged Students: