Founded in 1992, the Louisiana Children’s Research Center for Development and Learning, d/b/a Center for Development and Learning (CDL), is a results driven Louisiana-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. CDL specializes in the development and dissemination of leading-edge scientific research, knowledge, and best practices that improve teaching and increase student learning.
CDL’s work is focused on closing the achievement gap by increasing teacher effectiveness. CDL has special expertise in the areas of learning differences, evidence-based teaching strategies, and building the capacity of teachers. We advance public education reform by providing educators who teach our most at-risk children with professional learning that is specific and relevant to the needs of students and teachers.
With an on-the-ground, in-the-trenches approach, we tackle real-time issues such as ways to remediate struggling readers, differentiate instruction for diverse learners, and build and sustain collective capacity.
1CDL’s mission is to improve the life chances of all children, especially those at high risk, by increasing school success.
2CDL’s purpose is to achieve equity in education and close the opportunity gap for high-risk youth.
3CDL’s belief is that all children, regardless of how they look, where they come from, or how they learn, can and will achieve school success when provided with highly effective teachers and positive, supportive learning environments.