Click the image to read the April 2020 issue of View from the HIL.

Read the April View from the HIL!

Our April newsletter highlight some exciting things happening at HIL Project schools and outline plans to continue supporting schools during Michigan's historic school closure.  

Click the image to read the April 2020 issue. 

Changing the way school leaders and teachers think, talk, and act to ensure all students learn.

“HIL has become the umbrella of our school improvement efforts, with every component fitting into strengthening literacy and instruction in general.”

​–HIL Project school leader

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About the HIL Project


  • ​every child deserves the best possible start in literacy and learning.


  • to ensure all children are confident readers by the end of elementary school
  • to support all elementary schools in consistent use of high-impact strategies and practices


  • ​the GELN Literacy Essentials with
  • ​research-based high impact leadership principles and practices for school renewal  

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"Our mission is to tackle the objective of literacy success.…It's a celebration to help build professionals."

"'We’re in this together.’
There’s nothing more inspiriting than hearing that kind of energy coming from a classroom teacher. We know that’s where the difference is made. What we really think is happening? [The HIL Project] is restoring hope."

HIL Project featured in the Spring 2019 W Magazine!

The HIL Project received some welcome recognition through a 4-page feature article in Western Michigan University's W Magazine. The story introduces HIL Project leaders and their professional passion for literacy and leadership. It provides a concise look at the HIL Project goals and model, and features the voices of Project facilitators and school leaders.

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