Comprehensive centers provide technical assistance to states to build their capacity to assist their districts and schools with student achievement. Regional comprehensive centers are embedded in their regions and provide support to states in their implementation of federal school improvement programs and initiatives. Content centers provide in-depth knowledge and expertise in specific content areas.
Regional Comprehensive Centers
Regional comprehensive centers provide services primarily to State Education Agencies (SEAs) to enable them to assist school districts and schools, especially low performing schools. Regional comprehensive centers build the capacity of SEAs to support districts and schools to ensure that all students graduate high school ready for college or a career. Technical assistance is tailored to each state's individual needs while also being aligned to the priorities of the U.S. Department of Education.
Serves Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.
Gary Appel, Director
Serves Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
Alicia Garcia, Director
Serves Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
Beth Howard-Brown, Director
Jason LaTurner, Director
Content centers cover a spectrum of school improvement and technical assistance areas, supplying research-based information and products in their specific area that regional centers use when working with SEAs. Each of them is responsible for providing in-depth knowledge, expertise, and analyses in its focal area to regional centers and the states they serve. Content centers disseminate information about scientifically based research on effective practice and research-based products in their area of specialty and provide expertise that regional centers can use in delivering technical assistance to states.
Supports states in their efforts to ensure that all students have access to great teachers and leaders.
Lynn Holdheide, Interim Director
Helps states and other CCRS stakeholders better inform, align, and support efforts to ensure that all students are ready for success in college and careers.
Susan Therriault, Director