To encourage and
nurture scholarly activity focused on literacy
development in the public schools of Los Angeles by:
Developing a research plan to systematically support
studies designed to inform both policy and practices
related to literacy teaching in local public schools.
² Fostering an increased level of
research activity by
faculty through professional development and
assistance in obtaining external funding.
Providing a forum for public discourse on literacy
issues and presentation of conclusions from
² Disseminating findings from research studies through
both print and electronic media to audiences from the
communities of practice and of research.
an intellectual and physical home for literacy-focused
researchers, scholars and practitioners.