Impact Stories

 

How do we know we’re making an impact? The CCNetwork’s Impact Stories illustrate the results of our work by celebrating ingenuity and collaboration and highlighting moments that sparked change in education. Written by National Comprehensive Center and Regional Comprehensive Center staff, these stories detail key strategies, important lessons, and promising solutions emerging from the CCNetwork's work with SEAs and LEAs across the country. We also share success stories of CCSSO members here as well to elevate additional examples of ways states and jurisdictions are making an impact in education. Filter by topic, Center, or state/jurisdiction to gain new ideas and to cheer for the great work happening in your area.

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Impact Stories
The National Comprehensive Center brought together state education agency teams to function as Communities of Practice to focus on critical educational issues related to equity, out-of-school time programming, and use of American Rescue Plan funds.
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2023
National Center Forms Communities of Practice to Tackle Education’s Biggest Post-Pandemic Challenges
The National Comprehensive Center brought together state education agency teams to function as Communities of Practice to focus on critical educational issues related to equity, out-of-school time programming, and use of American Rescue Plan funds.
  • Topic(s): Education Systems & Federal Requirements, Financial Management, School Improvement, Equity in Education, Summer & Out-of-School Time
  • Center or Affiliate: National Comprehensive Center
  • Topic(s): Recruitment, SEA Operations and Performance Management
  • Topic(s): Education Systems & Federal Requirements, Pandemic Relief/ESSER Funds, SEA Operations & Performance Management
  • State: Missouri
  • Center or Affiliate: CCSSO
  • Topic(s): School-Based Mental and Behavioral Health, American Indian and Alaska Native, Early Education
  • Topic(s): Education Systems & Federal Requirements, SEA Operations & Performance Management, Specific Population Groups, American Indian/Alaska Native, Student & Staff Well-Being
  • State: Oregon
  • Center or Affiliate: CCSSO
  • Topic(s): SEA Operations and Performance Management, Summer and Out-of-School Time, Social-Emotional Learning
  • Topic(s): Education Systems & Federal Requirements, Pandemic Relief/ESSER Funds, Student & Staff Well-Being
  • State: West Virginia
  • Center or Affiliate: CCSSO
  • Topic(s): Accelerated Learning/Tutoring
  • Topic(s): Education Systems & Federal Requirements, SEA Operations & Performance Management, Specific Population Groups, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander
  • State: Hawaii
  • Center or Affiliate: CCSSO
2023
New Framework Unites States, Districts, and Tribes to Improve Education for Native Students  
Circles of Reflection, developed by National Comprehensive Center, represents a new approach aimed at supporting collaboration between state educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and Tribal educational departments (TEDs) to lift Native voices and address Native students’ needs.
  • Topic(s): Education Systems & Federal Requirements, SEA Operations & Performance Management, Specific Population Groups, American Indian/Alaska Native
  • State(s): Idaho, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Washington, Wisconsin
  • Center or Affiliate: National Comprehensive Center
  • Topic(s): Professional Development, Recruitment, College and Career Preparation
  • Topic(s): Education Workforce, Preparation & Licensure, Professional Development, Recruitment
  • State: Indiana
  • Center or Affiliate: Region 8 Comprehensive Center
2023
Ohio Leverages a Whole Child Framework to Create Dynamic Systems of Change
To address children’s comprehensive needs, the Ohio Department of Education adopted a Whole Child Framework that considers the needs and dimensions of wellness that support students in achieving healthy and positive outcomes. Partners and collaborative teams helped drive this effort, with support from the Region 8 Comprehensive Center. This framework serves as a catalyst for districts to shift their perspective and approach to help children by focusing on multiple dimensions of child well-being.
  • Topic(s): Student & Staff Well-Being, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • State(s): Ohio
  • Center or Affiliate: Region 8 Comprehensive Center
  • Topic(s): SEA Operations and Performance Management
  • Topic(s): Education Systems & Federal Requirements, SEA Operations & Performance Management, Student & Staff Well-Being, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
  • State: Louisiana
  • Center or Affiliate: Region 14 Comprehensive Center
  • Topic(s): School-Based Mental and Behavioral Health
  • Topic(s): Education Systems & Federal Requirements, SEA Operations & Performance Management, Student & Staff Well-Being, School-Based Mental & Behavioral Health
  • State: Texas
  • Center or Affiliate: Region 14 Comprehensive Center
  • Topic(s): Accelerated Learning/Tutoring, Summer and Out-of-School Time
  • Topic(s): Summer & Out-of-School Time, Teaching & Learning, College & Career Preparation, Mathematics/STEM/Computer Science
  • State: Ohio
  • Center or Affiliate: CCSSO
  • Topic(s): Accelerated Learning/Tutoring
  • Topic(s): Teaching & Learning, Accelerated Learning/Tutoring, Literacy, Mathematics/STEM/Computer Science
  • State: Louisiana
  • Center or Affiliate: CCSSO
  • Topic(s): Accelerated Learning/Tutoring
  • Topic(s): Teaching & Learning, Accelerated Learning/Tutoring
  • State: Alabama
  • Center or Affiliate: CCSSO
2023
Rekindling Curiosity Program Makes Camp Affordable to Every Student in New Hampshire
Every student in New Hampshire can run, play, and have fun at camp during the summer thanks to the Rekindling Curiosity Program.
  • Topic(s): Summer & Out-of-School Time
  • State(s): New Hampshire
  • Center or Affiliate: CCSSO
  • Topic(s): Accelerated Learning/Tutoring
  • Topic(s): Education Systems & Federal Requirements, SEA Operations & Performance Management, Teaching & Learning, Assessment
  • State: Colorado
  • Center or Affiliate: CCSSO