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Browse the CCNetwork resources related to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). We have collected information and resources here to help you understand what implementing ESSA goals means to you. 

These are just a sampling of the ESSA resources published by the Comprehensive Centers.   You can can browse all ESSA resources by clicking here 


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Here are several resources and projects developed by the CCNetwork to support improving rural education. 
Click here to see the full list of rural resources.

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Many of the CNetwork centers have created resources that will help parents with their child's education. Click the links to view these resources.  For a longer list of resources that parents might be interested it, click here.


The BSCP Center provides technical assistance to SEAs, which builds their capacity to support local educational agencies (LEAs or districts) and schools, by providing high quality information, tools, and implementation support to help them shift from a “compliance-based” to a “performance-oriented” approach. The BSCP has developed three lines of technical assistance projects and collection of supporting resources:

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The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) at AIR is one of 15 regional comprehensive centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The centers provide training and technical assistance to state education agencies (SEAs) to enable them to assist school districts and schools in the implementation and administration of programs authorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the use of research-based information and strategies. SECC works closely with SEAs in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina to support their efforts to implement, scale up, and sustain initiatives statewide and to lead and support their school districts and schools in improving student outcomes.

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From individualized learning to employability skills, this collection offers resources that emphasize ways to help English learners succeed in the classroom.  Click here to see all resources for English learners

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High-quality early learning has a positive impact on a child's entire education career.  These resources share strategies on how to engage families, to foster supportive state policies, and use assessment to improve early childhood education.  See all resources about early learning by clicking here

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This collection offers resources for creating a proactive, positive approach to school safety, focusing on early identification of problem behaviors and strategies for improving school climate for all students. Click here to see all resources for social/emotional/behavorial learning

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The Center on Innovations in Learning (CIL) focuses on the Science of Innovation and Personalized Learning. Within the topic of Science of Innovation, CIL examines change leadership and change processes (improvement, innovation, and transformation). Likewise, CIL addresses several components of personalized learning, such as learning technologies, competency-based education, and personal competencies. Learn more about CIL's current projects and related resources in the topics here.


The Northeast Comprehensive Center (NECC) engages state education leaders in using research-based findings and rigorous evidence to meet the goals of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Their purpose is to design technical assistance services that meet education leaders’ priority needs, further the key initiatives of the U.S. Department of Education, and have the greatest potential for developing state capacity to help districts and schools improve. 

Learn more about NECC's current projects and related resources in the topics here.

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The Center on School Turnaround (CST) at WestEd provides technical assistance to increase the capacity of state education agencies (SEAs) to support districts in turning around their lowest-performing schools. We work with SEAs, local education agencies (LEAs), and Regional Comprehensive Centers to identify, adopt, and sustain research-based practices and emerging promising practices that ensure equity and drive system change to rapidly improve the lowest-performing schools.

Learn more about CST's current projects and related resources here:


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The Northwest Comprehensive Center (NWCC) at Education Northwest works with the region’s state education agencies (SEAs) as they support their schools and districts in improving academic outcomes, closing achievement gaps, and increasing the quality of instruction for their students.  Given the challenges of fluctuating budgets, frequent staff turnover, and other social and political contexts of this region, NWCC works in partnership with the SEAs to understand their priorities and provide them with customized support. 

Learn more about NWCC's current projects and related resources here:

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This collection of resources helps parents, educators, and others interested in integrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) into educational settings from early learning through college and career readiness. 

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The assessment of educator effectiveness plays a part in teacher preparation, leadership, and ESSA guidelines.  Strategies for finding, creating, and nurturing effective educators are covered in this collection.

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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes provisions that will help to ensure success for students and schools - this collection offers practical strategies for assessment and accountability, implementing financial transparency, supporting English learners and young children, and using evidence-based local innovations. 


The National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL) is a partnership among literacy experts, university researchers, and technical assistance providers, with funding from the United States Department of Education. Their mission is to increase access to, and use of, evidence-based approaches to screen, identify, and teach students with literacy-related disabilities, including dyslexia. 

Learn more about NCIL's current projects and related resources here:


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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:


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The Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) is part of a national network of centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to support state education leaders in their efforts to grow, respect, and retain great teachers and leaders for all students.

Learn more about GTL Center's current projects and related resources here: 


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The West Comprehensive Center (WCC), serving Arizona, Nevada, and Utah, is a federally-funded technical assistance center. WCC convenes regional and state communities of practice; provides expertise, onsite consultation and guidance; and supports current and emerging research, evidence-based practices, and resources in eight priority areas: standards and assessments, school turnaround, excellence in the educator workforce, school readiness, post-secondary career and college opportunities, innovations in teaching, data-based decision-making, and productivity.

Learn more about WCC's current projects and related resources here:




For schools and districts across the U.S., family engagement is an integral part of education.  These resources and projects help parents understand the vital role they play in their children’s education, from early learning to literacy to physical health and child development.  


School districts, or local education agencies (LEAs), are on the front lines of education in the United States.  This collection encourages collaboration between LEAs and their State Departments of Education, focusing on practical strategies for cultural awareness, strategic performance, financial transparency, and leadership. 


This collection highlights resources and projects designed to help programs and organizations that are engaged in school improvement and turnaround work.  Topics include the roles of school boards and state education agencies (SEAs), turnaround in the special education setting, and modern strategies to identify and monitor school turnaround.


The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) is one of the 23 Comprehensive Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. CEELO is a content center designed to strengthen the capacity of State Education Agencies (SEAs) to lead sustained improvements in early learning opportunities and outcomes. CEELO does this work through strategic and responsive technical assistance, working with SEAs, state and local early childhood leaders, and other federal and national technical assistance (TA) providers to promote innovation and accountability. 

Learn more about CEELO's current projects and related resources here:

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The California Comprehensive Center is one of the 23 Comprehensive Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. The California Comprehensive Center provides the California Department of Education (CDE) with high-quality, relevant, and useful information, resources, tools, and consultative expertise so that it can lead and sustain state-level initiatives that result in improved outcomes for students. The primary outcomes include increased capacity for the CDE to: (1) set and support rigorous expectations for each student’s high-quality schooling, (2) identify and share evidence-based and promising practices, and (3) support high-quality local implementation of strategies for continuous improvement.

Learn more about the California Comprehensive Center’s current projects and related resources here:


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The College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) is dedicated to ensuring all students graduate high school ready for success in college and careers. Strategies supported include state work-based learning initiatives, peer-to-peer networks, career pathways modules, and incorporating college and career readiness in Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) planning.

Learn more about the College and Career Readiness and Success Center's current resources and projects here:



These resources are designed to help educators who work with children and youth experiencing homelessness, defined as lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Strategies for overcoming homelessness through education can include removing barriers, working with the child's school of origin, and immediate enrollment.


Formative assessments are frequent, instructionally-embedded checks for understanding that provide quick, continual snapshots of student progress across time. The resources in this collection cover strategies to use student assessment data to support decision-making, to involve students in goal-setting, and to incorporate formative assessment in lesson plans.


This collection outlines some of the varied options available to teachers for continuing education, including online learning opportunities, instructional leadership training, self-assessment tools, mentorship, and state-specific approaches. 

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The South Central Comprehensive Center (SC3) at the University of Oklahoma supports state departments of education in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma as they implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  SC3 has a special focus on championing the needs of American Indian students in this region. 

Learn more about SC3s current projects and related resources here:


Curriculum design and development focus on creating positive improvements in the overall instruction and learning plan.  The resources in this collection review curriculum design protocol, special considerations for STEM topics, and how to incorporate a variety of perspectives into lesson planning. 

“College and career ready” means that students graduate from high school prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary opportunities—whether college or career—without need for remediation.  This collection offers resources focused on strategies to support college and career readiness, from state-based programs to the role of the school counselor, the use of alternative assessments, and ways to leverage provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).