2011 National Meeting
Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) is a non-profit that works with teachers to transform instructions so that children can become powerful readers, writers and thinkers. Over the past 10 years, teachers coached by CLI have taught more than one million children.
In fall 2010, CLI won a $22 million Investing in Innovation (i3) Validation Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. With the federal i3 grant and additional philanthropic support totaling $4 million, CLI launched a 5-year program to implement and study its Modeling Exemplary Literacy Instruction (MELI) program on a larger scale.
During the grant period, CLI anticipates working with more than 460 kindergarten through third grade teachers in 39 randomly-selected public schools in Camden, NJ; Chicago, IL; Newark, NJ and Philadelphia, PA. The results of MELI are being externally evaluated by American Institutes of Research (AIR).
- Dr. Kelly Hunter, Interim Executive Director, Children's Literacy Initiative
- Irene Cooper-Basch, Executive Officer, Victoria Foundation
- Gordon MacInnes, Fellow, The Century Foundation
- Dr. Charles Payne, Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
- Yolanda Méndez Principal, Roberto Clemente Elementary School, Newark
- Olga Costeria, 3rd Grade Model Classroom teacher, Roberto Clemente Elementary School, Newark
- Gerry Fitzpatrick-Doria, Principal, Henry W. Lawton School, Philadephia
- Andrea Kirwin, Assistant Superintendent, Camden City Public Schools
CLI Principal's Video
Newark Public Schools Video
Ensuring Quality Teaching for All Students - Presentation
- Kat Rosqueta, Executive Director, Center for High Impact Philanthropy
- Kate Hovde, Consultant, Center for High Impact Philanthropy
So Much Reform, So Little Change - Presentation
- Charles Payne, Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
Innovation that Delivers - Presentation
- Jefferson Pestronk, Special Assistant, Office of Innovation & Improvement, U.S. Department of Education