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New Resource Posted about Return to School

This toolkit is for the principal and the team the principal assembles to help everyone return to school, whatever that may look like. Suggested actions, recommended resources, quick tip sheets—the toolkit is a handy computer desktop companion for helping people with Change, Communication, Collaboration, and Care in the time of COVID. Click on the links below to view a short vlog that describes each section.

Open Returning to School: A Toolkit for Principals

Development                                   Change 

Communication                               Collaboration 

Care                                                    Testimony 


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Succeeding During the Pandemic

This collection shows resources that will help SEAs, REAs, LEAs and schools succeed during the pandemic. It includes resources produced by the National Comprehensive Center’s Systemic Technical Assistance Team (STAT) to successfully meet the needs of students and educators during significant disruptions. This collection also includes information about how the pandemic shutdown will affect school district revenues and what the financial turmoil will mean for public education. The collection also includes a set of links to resources that have been curated by National Center staff to support SEAs, LEAs, and school administrators during the pandemic.


Click here to visit the National Center Website

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Comprehensive Center Network Website

Welcome to the Comprehensive Center Network (CC Network)! The U.S. Department of Education awarded new five-year grants  to 19 Regional Comprehensive Centers and 1 National Comprehensive Center.  These 5-year grants will provide services to all fifty States, the District of Columbia, the Bureau of Indian Education, and U.S. Territories and outlying areas.  Here you can learn about the new Centers, search information for all 20 Centers’ resources, and request technical assistance. This website is currently being updated, and we look forward to providing new information on our Centers soon!


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New Brief from the National Center

Schools’ First and Forever Responders: Preparing and Supporting Teachers in the Time of COVID-19 elevates a rationale and considerations for evidence-based strategies and innovative approaches to support teachers and teacher candidates during and following the COVID-19 crisis. Because teachers are the most vital in-school education resource, supporting the teacher workforce through the disruptions created by COVID-19 is essential to ensure continuity of learning for students. As schools and districts rush to meet immediate workforce needs, longer term planning is critical in light of looming budget declines. For each of the considerations highlighted in the brief, we cite re search or examples from other states and districts that can be helpful to learn more and guide decision-making

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New RC Websites Now Live!

Several Regional Centers have launched their websites, check them out below:  

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Regional Center 5                                Regional Center 6                               

Regional Center 7                                Regional Center 9                               

Regional Center 16                              Regional Center 17

National Center

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New RC Twitter Accounts Now Live!

Several Regional Centers have set up accounts on social media, check them out below:

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Regional Center 9                          Regional Center 12

Regional Center 16                        Regional Center 17

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