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Center Spotlight—Central Comprehensive Center

The Central Comprehensive Center (C3) is part of a national network of centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to support the improvement of educational outcomes. C3 has created portals dedicated to specific reform areas with information about ongoing technical assistance work with each state, related resources on this site, links to relevant state information, and links to other resources.

Learn more about C3's current projects and related resources here: https://www.c3ta.org/

 

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: An Effective Tool in Systemic School Transformation under ESSA Webinar
Resource Type: Webinar
2017 Audio (mp3/m4a)
This is the first entry in a two-part webinar seminar, Moving Toward a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: A Call for Action. These interactive presentations will focus on strengthening State Education Agencies’ (SEAs) knowledge and understanding of macro and micro systems needed to cultivate, implement, and sustain culturally responsive pedagogies and school-based practices.
Cultivating Equity-oriented Educators: What SEAs Can do to Promote Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Practices at the LEA Level Webinar
Resource Type: Webinar
2017 Audio (mp3/m4a)
These interactive presentations focuses on strengthening State Education Agencies’ (SEAs) knowledge and understanding of macro and micro systems needed to cultivate, implement, and sustain culturally responsive pedagogies and school-based practices.
What Does the Central Comprehensive Center Do?
Resource Type: Infographic
2019 PDF (pdf)
The Central Comprehensive Center (C3) provides high quality/high impact technical assistance to help build or expand the capacity of the state education agency (SEA), intermediary agencies, and other educational systems in Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri to implement, support, scale-up, and sustain reform efforts to improve teaching and learning.
Highlighted Project: Missouri CTE State Funding Formula Revision
Resource Type: Publication
2017 PDF (pdf)
This factsheet describes a project designed to improve the distribution and subsequent use of funds at local and state levels to serve career and technical education (CTE) programs and students across the state of Missouri.
KSDE "Kansans Can" School Redesign
Type: Project
State(s): Kansas
The Central Comprehensive Center (C3) is providing support and resources to the Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) statewide initiative, “Kansans Can” School Redesign. All selected schools developed a redesign plan focusing on five outcomes: locally measured social-emotional growth, kindergarten readiness, individual plans of study based on career interest, increased graduation rates, and increased percent of students pursuing postsecondary education.
Missouri Educator Quality
Type: Project
State(s): Missouri
The Central Comprehensive Center (C3) is supporting Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) efforts to improve how it determines and reports educator shortages, implement its Educator Equitable Access Plan, and  improve student teaching experiences.