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Richard O. Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy

Funded by an endowment from Des Moines businessman Richard O. Jacobson, UNI's Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy (JCCL) works with Iowa schools to improve literacy for all Iowa students. The goals of the Richard O. Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy are

  • To close the achievement gap between diverse groups, while increasing literacy proficiency for all students
  • To increase teachers' knowledge and instructional expertise through university supported professional development
  • To support teachers' collaborative monitoring of student progress and instructional decision-making