Our History

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed public Act No. 12-116, An Act Concerning Educational Reform, into law on May 14, 2012. The law requires statewide improvement in literacy, as well as a comprehensive school-wide reading improvement initiative for selected schools in CT’s Alliance School Districts. This initiative extends a long tradition in Connecticut of leading the nation in reading reform.


  • Public Act No. 12-116, An Act Concerning Educational Reform, enacts a comprehensive school-wide reading improvement initiative for schools in CT’s Alliance School Districts.


Five schools across the state are selected by the CT Department of Education to participate in a rigorous pilot evaluation of the CK3LI reading improvement initiative and CT’s K-3 Literacy Model.


Based on rigorous evaluation data from the CK3LI pilot demonstrating the effectiveness of CT’s Literacy Model, the initiative expands to include schools across 16 Alliance School Districts.


More LEAs form district literacy leadership teams and begin to develop district wide plans for implementing the CT Literacy Model.


The General Assembly passes Substitute Bill No. 1019 which codifies literacy supports for Alliance Districts and expands the CT Literacy Model to include students in kindergarten through grade five.


  • During the COVID-19 crisis in CT, the Partnership pivots to providing virtual supports to ensure that Alliance Districts continued to receive essential literacy training, professional development, and coaching.