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Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District Adopts EL Education’s Equitable Literacy Program

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NEW YORK and NORTH CAROLINA, 6/24/19 -- EL Education is proud to announce a new partnership with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District to deliver EL Education’s top rated K-8 Language Arts Curriculum to more than 14,000 students and 7,000 teachers in the district.

"All students deserve access to a high-quality literacy curriculum that will prepare them for success in school, career, and life. We are proud to be part of this transformative partnership with the innovative, culturally rich, and vibrant community of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools," said Scott Hartl, President and CEO of EL Education.

To ensure successful implementation of the curriculum and strong outcomes, EL Education is providing Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools with a coordinated set of resources, support, and professional development. LearnZillion, an organization that curates and publishes the highest-quality core instructional materials, will deliver EL Education’s curriculum through a combination of digital and print materials. The district-wide implementation will begin this summer with grades K,1,2,3 and 6 and next year in grades 4,5,7, and 8.

“Our commitment to equity for every student in Charlotte-Mecklenburg means that we must challenge each of our students to reach their full potential with the highest quality curriculum resources,” said Dr. Clayton Wilcox, Superintendent. “All students deserve the opportunity of high expectations that are made real in the EL Education K-8 Language Arts curriculum.”

The EL Education K-8 Language Arts curriculum is a comprehensive, standards-based core literacy program that engages teachers and students through compelling, real world content  and builds equitable and inclusive learning opportunities for all students. The curriculum has received top marks from independent reviews, including EdReports.org.

The EL Education curriculum addresses an expanded definition of student achievement—building students’ academic knowledge and skills, habits of character, and high quality student work. High quality studies by Mathematica Policy Research and other leading research organizations demonstrate that EL Education teachers significantly improve their craft and students achieve more, regardless of their background.  

More About EL Education:

EL Education is a leading K-12 nonprofit empowering teachers to transform schools in diverse communities across America. For more than 25 years, EL Education has brought to life a three-dimensional vision of student achievement that includes mastery of knowledge and skills, character, and high-quality student work. By promoting active classrooms that are alive with discovery, problem-solving, challenge, and collaboration, EL Education’s curriculum inspires teachers to fulfill their highest aspirations and motivates students to achieve more than they think possible.

Media Contacts:

EL Education: Alexandra Fenwick, 646-517-6911 afenwick@eleducation.org.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg: Tracy Russ, 980-214-8900 or tracyo.russ@cms.k12.nc.us.