Closing the Achievement Gap Through Teacher Effectiveness
We advance literacy and learning through evidence-based practices in the classroom, home, and community.
Everyone is empowered through literacy.
On-The-Ground Work Since 1992
The Center for Literacy and Learning, a results driven Louisiana-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 1992 as the Louisiana Children’s Research Center for Development and Learning, or CDL. 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.
“The Center 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