The Collaborative Center for Literacy Development (CCLD) is celebrating 20 years of service to Kentucky educators. Through CCLD’s varied professional development initiatives, educators from all 120 counties have created a professional community over the 20-year span, continually building on their individual and collective knowledge bases via training, learning, and sharing. In March of this year, the Kentucky State Senate recognized CCLD for its dedication, longevity, and impact. We invite everyone to help us celebrate this momentous occasion through this special 20th anniversary, as we look forward to many more years of service to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
The Governor’s 2018 budget proposal recommends the elimination of appropriations through the Learning Services line monies through KDE for the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development (CCLD). We strongly urge that the Governor and legislature maintain this funding rather than eliminate it completely. CCLD has been a careful steward of its funding, has significantly reduced costs and staff for several years, and is a highly effective center whose programs have advanced Kentucky students’ literacy achievement, as indicated on a number of measures. Read the Financial Summary (FY13-FY17) and Impact of Governor's Proposed Budget Cut Report