Boise, Idaho (May 2, 2022)—Lee Pesky Learning Center (LPLC) is accustomed to partnership. In fact, since its founding in 1997, LPLC–a non-profit dedicated to supporting students, families, and schools in overcoming obstacles to learning–has trained educators in 43 of 44 counties in the state of Idaho.
Over the course of the 2021-2022 school year, LPLC entered into a special partnership with the Boise School District to provide teacher training in reading instruction to all 33 elementary schools. “It is an honor to work with a school district so committed to improving student outcomes in reading. The teachers have been open to learning more about the science of reading and open to our suggestions as they learn to implement a new reading program,” said Cristianne Lane, Director of Professional Development at Lee Pesky Learning Center.
Lee Pesky Learning Center and the Boise School District decided to continue their partnership for the 2022-2023 school year. BSD also hired instructional learning coaches for each school in the district. LPLC will work alongside these coaches and the district reading specialists, to ensure children receive quality literacy instruction in every school. In light of the new decision to provide all day kindergarten, the timing to continue the important work of supporting the earliest of learners and equipping teachers with resources could not be more critical.
According to Lee Pesky Learning Center’s Executive Director Dr. Lindy Crawford, “We value our relationship with the Boise School District and our shared goal of improving early literacy. Partnering for a second year will ensure deep and sustainable improvements in reading instruction.”