Closing the Achievement Gap Through Teacher Effectiveness
Our mission is to improve the life chances of all children, especially those at high risk, by increasing school success.
Our purpose is to achieve equity in education and close the opportunity gap for high-risk youth.
Our 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.
On-The-Ground Work Since 1992
Founded in 1992, the Louisiana Children’s Research Center for Development and Learning, or CDL, is a results driven Louisiana-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We specialize in the development and dissemination of leading-edge scientific research, knowledge, and best practices that improve teaching and increase student learning.
Our work focuses on closing the achievement gap by increasing teacher effectiveness. Our boards and staff are experts in the areas of learning differences, evidence-based teaching strategies, and reinforcing the capability of teachers. We advance public education reform by providing educators who teach our most at-risk children with professional learning that is specific and targeted to the needs of those students and their fellow teachers.
With an 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.
“CDL is one of the few organizations worldwide working to connect knowledge from the medical, psychological, educational, and judicial fields to multiply the benefits to children.”– Michael Fullan, Dean Emeritus, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto