Our 2019-20 School Year
COVID-19 & the Changing Education Landscape
In March 2020, when COVID-19 struck and physical classrooms closed, CLI district partners scrambled to provide distance-learning solutions for students. Having previously made initial investments in online learning for teachers, CLI quickly pivoted its 30+ years of experience to give students, teachers and districts the support they needed as quickly as possible.
hours of virtual
coaching for teachers
Literacy Lesson Plans For Distance Learning
Read Aloud And
Transforming Learning During a Crisis
In the predominantly Black and Brown communities served by CLI, families were hit disproportionately hard not only by COVID-19 health issues, but also by job losses and housing and food insecurity. Many of the households in these CLI-served districts, on top of dealing with traumatic events, didn’t have reliable internet connections or consistent access to online schooling technology. These issues compounded quickly, making more apparent than ever the inequities in education that so many CLI-served communities face.
We Coach Teachers
Independently Validated Results
Independent Study Proves Children's Literacy Initiative's Methodology Provides Significant Results
Results from a three-year, randomized control-group study of CLI’s i3 project in four cities by American Institutes for Research, showed that:
- Kindergarten and second grade students in CLI schools scored significantly higher on standardized early reading tests than students whose teachers were not exposed to CLI.
- CLI had a significant positive impact on the quality of teachers’ literacy instruction in both kindergarten and first grade classrooms.
Sustained Impact & ROI
University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High-Impact Philanthropy
OMG Center for Collaborative Learning
Teacher & Student Impact Across the Country
CLI and partners across the country are using these challenging moments as an opportunity to come together to find ways to move forward. We are sharing our learnings with the rest of the education community, broadening our reach and deepening our impact.
*DATA FROM 2019-20 CLI-ADMINISTERED TEACHER SURVEYS