The goal for the Great Lakes Comprehensive Center was to provide high-quality technical assistance that focused on key initiatives, aligned with the work of Department of Education content centers, and built the capacity of State Educational Agencies to implement, support, scale up, and sustain initiatives statewide in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. GLCC also helped the SEAs to lead and support their districts and school in improving student outcomes while working closely with other technical assistance providers, regional comprehensive centers, national content centers, and the regional educational laboratories.
The Great Lakes Comprehensive Center delivered technical assistance based on:
- Research-based practices and emerging promising practices;
- Highly relevant and useful to policymakers and practitioners; and
- Timely and cost efficient strategies for the SEA.
This technical assistance helped SEAs build their capacity to implement state-level initiatives and support district- and school-level initiatives that improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, and improve the quality of instruction.
AIR has operated comprehensive centers since the inception of the program in 2005, partnering with national, state, regional, and local entities to provide high-quality services and resources to support the education field.