NCLE and School or System Leaders

Even the most passionate school system leaders can get frustrated by deeply rooted factors that inhibit progress in literacy learning. The National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) supports school leaders who are ready to work collaboratively with educator teams to develop a coherent, inquiry-based approach to improving the literacy learning experience of every student.

As an instructional or system leader, you can . . .

  • Read Portraits of Change describing the literacy education work of school and system-wide teams in a diverse range of cities, towns, and rural areas. By understanding successful and only partially successful initiatives implemented in various communities, you can gain new ideas and put your own challenges in perspective.
  • Access the Asset Inventory. This self-assessment tool helps teams assess the organizational conditions that make literacy learning progress possible—or inhibit it. The sooner that school and system leaders can become trusted team contributors in completing the asset inventory, the sooner sustainable progress is possible.
  • Tap into Literacy Teaching Resources. Browse the trove of videos, web seminars, peer-reviewed scholarship, and innovative strategies compiled by NCLE from 28 leading organizations for educators and administrators.
  • Gain Recognition as a Center for Literacy Education (CLE). Your school or system team(s) deserves credit for its ongoing efforts to improve student literacy learning. As a CLE you’ll get it, in the form of press releases sent to local and regional media outlets, a digital badge for your team/school’s website, and invitations to share your work at Practice Exchanges and regional and national conferences. CLEs are contributing members of a learning network.

And in the coming months, NCLE will provide to you . . .

  • Powerful Research: Studies, policy analyses, and action research documenting approaches that are supporting improved student literacy learning across levels and content areas.
  • Policy Developments: Policy changes that are influencing literacy education and inform policymakers about the measures that support literacy growth over time through your work with the NCLE network.