With an on-the-ground, in-the-trenches approach, we at CDL tackle real-time issues such as ways to remediate struggling readers, differentiate instruction for diverse learners, and build and sustain collective capacity.
Through our interactive, customizable, and custom education solutions, we hope to enable school administrators, teachers, parents, and policymakers alike to enact real change in the education system through literacy training.
Equity in Education
Support parent-focused literacy awareness training to encourage at home learning opportunities through quality family engagement. Promote equal access and equitable representation in classrooms by building culturally relevant resources and guidance.
School-Readiness for All Children
Fund more expansive training of early childhood teachers. Increase acquisition of books for families to build home libraries. Advocate on the benefits of additional seats for the Child Care Assistance Program.
Louisiana’s Students are Reading Proficiently by the end of the Third Grade
Re-evaluate LDOE Tier I reading/foundational skills curriculum criteria for grades K-3 to help ensure all children have science-based reading instruction through structured literacy. Create LDOE K-2 reading intervention materials and fund certified dyslexia therapists/practitioners in schools to reach all students.
Teachers are Prepared and Supported Using the Science of Reading
Reform higher education teacher preparation programs to teach the science of reading and request a test on the science of reading as part of the teacher certification requirement. Provide funding to expand literacy training and development to school-level staff by widening the Louisiana Department of Education professional development vendor list.
How We Can Help
- Train the trainer program in science of reading
- Teacher certification for childcare center
- Expertise on state commissions
- Parent and family literacy training
- Book distribution program with
- Library of digital resource
- High quality, evidence-based professional
development for K-3 educators
- Virtual Literacy Coach program to provide
districts with expertise at a fraction of the cost
- Assist districts in data interpretation
- Curriculum-review consultation
- Build school-level capacity and sustainability
For continued reading on resources for policymakers, click any of the links we have provided below:
Why Reading Matters and What To Do About It
Business Roundtable Report