Last week, CLI Executive Director, Kelly Hunter, Ed.D., appeared live on HuffPost Live, a live-streaming network. The show hosted by Janet Varney also featured LeVar Burton from Reading Rainbow to discuss the importance of childhood literacy. The segment was titled “ Reading Rainbow Returns” and focused on the new Reading Rainbow app for iPads and the importance of childhood literacy.
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.
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.
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.
This week the Annie E. Casey Foundation released the 2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book report. The KIDS COUNT Data Book includes the latest data, using a comprehensive index, on child well-being nationally.
?Recently, we held our i3 National Meeting “Investing in Excellence: Building on the Strengths of Teachers” which was an opportunity for principals and district leaders to gather and discuss current topics in education.
Colorado recently took a major step toward ensuring all children can read by third grade when Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the READ Act. The law focuses on identifying and providing services for students who have reading deficiencies in kindergarten through third grades to better prepare students for more reading-intensive schoolwork and future success beyond third grade.