The mission of the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development (CCLD) is to promote literacy and address the diverse needs of all learners through professional development for Kentucky educators and research that informs policy and practice.
In 1998, the Kentucky General Assembly unanimously passed Senate Bill 186, which established the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development: Early Childhood through Adulthood. CCLD is administered through the Council on Postsecondary Education and housed at the University of Kentucky College of Education. CCLD is a collaboration among the eight state universities and the National Center for Families Learning. Senate Bill 1, enacted in 2000, directed CCLD to provide professional development for adult education instructors. In the same year, House Bill 502 provided additional funding for the Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Training Program at the University of Kentucky.
Check out the newest CCLD brief by Dr. George Hruby, “On Teaching Children to Read.” It’s a simple two-pager (with an additional three pages of densely packed endnotes for the evidence curious). Get a quick take on:
- The Simple View of Reading
- What Children Need to Read Well
- How Well Kentucky Students Read
- Research Limitations and Policy Track Records
- What’s Up with the Reading Wars
- The Bottom Line
You can find more information on other literacy topics on our Resources page!