IER has managed The Cleveland Schools Book Fund (CSBF), a component fund of The Cleveland Foundation from 2004-2007. The purpose of the CSBF is to improve the literacy of students in pre-kindergarten through third grade in Cleveland schools by providing classroom libraries of quality children’s literature. IER developed and coordinated book selection, distribution, professional development, and evaluation for the CSBF program. During the 2006-2007 school year include approximately 13,450 (based on approximately 25 students per classroom) Cleveland students had access to 66,747 books in 538 classrooms in 49 CMSD schools.