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Jan 5, 2022
This document, which is being published to invite public comments, is intended to support State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and schools as they implement accountability and school improvement requirements under section 1111 of the ESEA using data from the 2021-2022 school year. This document is posted for stakeholder review and comment through January 16, 2022.
Jan 4, 2022
Follow the Region 5 Comprehensive Center (R5CC) team, where state co-leads work with departments of education in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia on projects to build state-level capacity to address regional and district needs. These include high percentages of persistently low-performing schools in poor communities, students with disabilities, and rates of opioid addiction. As R5CC Director, Kimberly Hambrick sees it, “By…
Dec 17, 2021
A year ago, Region 9 wrote a blog about the anticipated impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the already significant shortages of teachers in specific subjects and regions across the U.S. In the time since, research has shown that the pandemic led to teachers reporting higher stress and being more interested in leaving the profession. A survey of U.S. teachers done by RAND found that nearly 1 in 4 teachers said that they were likely to leave…
Dec 16, 2021
The Region 3 Comprehensive Center’s Education Grant Assistance Series is now available on the CC Network’s website (also available using this link: https://www.slslearningoptions.com/R3CCportal/). While specifically designed to assist the writers of the federal Consolidated Grant Application (CGA), it is more widely applicable across education grant projects of any kind. This series of online interactive e-learning modules are available on-…
Dec 7, 2021
The SEA of the Future When I worked at the U.S. Department of Education’s Building State Capacity and Productivity Center (BSCP) in the 2000s, we promoted the concept of “The SEA of the Future.” At that time, State Education Agencies (SEAs) were largely viewed as Federally driven “grant-funneling compliance-monitoring” bureaucracies. The SEA of the Future was an aspirational view of how SEAs needed to be reimagined to meet evolving Federal…