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Welcome to the Comprehensive Center Network Website

The Comprehensive Center Network (CCNetwork) comprises the National Comprehensive Center and 19 Regional Comprehensive Centers.  The centers were funded by the US Department of Education to provide capacity-building services to state educational agencies regional educational agencies, local educational agencies, and schools that improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, and improve the quality of instruction.

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New Toolkit: Considering Native Students: A Learning and Programming Toolkit for SEAs, LEAs, and Tribes

The toolkit provides considerations and guidance for SEAs, LEAs, and TEDs to use when planning, implementing, and evaluating programming for Native students. SEAs, LEAs and TEDs should use the information in the toolkit in collaboration to help ensure successful and effective programming for Native students.

Click Here to Check Out the Toolkit




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ED and National Center Release New Tool to Support States to Communicate About use of ARP Funds


“States and districts are making historic investments in educational systems using the ARP stimulus funds. The National Comprehensive Center, in our role partnering with educational leaders and organizations throughout the nation, is looking forward to working with the Department to build upon the PATHs Tool with associated resources and supports to help states understand how these investments are improving outcomes for school systems and our nation’s students.”
Allison Crean Davis, 
Director, National Comprehensive Center

Learn more about PATHs Tool here

Read the full press release here

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CCNetwork Highlights

This collection of curated materials and best practices is focused on three areas of current needs within education.

In each section, you will find an introduction to the topic and set of subtopics with proven approaches, concise and useful tools, and a wealth of resources to underpin successful practice. Watch for more focus topic pages to launch soon.

Available Topics:

Teaching and Learning

Instructional methods, curriculum materials, and helpful tools support K-12 learning at school, at home, and in the community.  Explore strategies and best practices on:

  • Literacy and early learning
  • Online/distance learning
  • High-dosage tutoring
  • STEM and computer science
  • Post-secondary preparation

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Educator Workforce

The CCNetwork supports states and districts as they design and implement strategies to ensure students have equitable access to effective teachers and leaders.

  • Attracting and recruiting educator talent
  • Preparing and certifying educators
  • Diversifying the educators workforce 
  • Developing culturally responsive practices
  • Supporting professional growth and evaluation systems
  • Cultivating educational leadership

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Summer and Out-of-School Time

Summer learning and out-of-school time (OST) programs are fun and important ways to:

  • Make up for lost instructional time
  • Build relationships between students and teachers
  • Engage the whole family and community
  • Prepare students and families for the next school year

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Recent News

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May 13, 2022
Alarming headlines like “Teachers are resigning across the US,” “Teachers are quitting,” “Staff resignations are deepening the crisis,” have been prevalent in stories about the effect of COVID-19 on public schooling. These headlines do not tell the full story. In a presentation to the CCNetwork, Stacey Pelika, Director of Research for the National Education Association, and Chad Aldeman with Edunomics Lab, a National Center Partner, presented a…
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May 4, 2022
The Region 5 Comprehensive Center (R5CC) has been busy supporting Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Here is a look at what R5CC has accomplished recently: Getting to the Root Cause to Support Continuous Improvement. This blog provides an overview of Step 4 in the 8-step Networked Improvement Communities (NIC) process, conducting a root cause analysis. A root cause analysis allows a NIC team to fully explore the underlying…
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Apr 22, 2022
Has your state expanded its computer science offerings or adopted new computer science standards? Or are your computer science teachers new to the content area? Consider the InformCS project as a way to build educators’ understanding of computer science standards while also better understanding students’ learning processes. InformCS is a National Comprehensive Center project that provides guidance and resources on how to promote computer…
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Apr 18, 2022
Minnesota educators, families and students agree that addressing student and educator mental health is a top concern, according to a University of Minnesota analysis of the Minnesota Safe Learning Survey (SLS) that was distributed in the winter, spring and fall of 2021. There were more than 53,000 respondents to the three surveys from across Minnesota, and their concerns were clear. “Mental health not only consistently showed up as the most…
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Apr 7, 2022
The National Comprehensive Center is introducing a new mission statement that focuses on why we do this work and the outcomes we are seeking to achieve. Through a process of internal discussion, reflection, and consultation with external partners, we have arrived at a statement we are excited to stand behind: The National Comprehensive Center's mission is to bolster equity by helping educational systems provide the resources, create the…