Welcome to the CCNetwork

The Comprehensive Center Network (CCNetwork) features 20 federally funded technical assistance Centersthe National Comprehensive Center and 19 Regional Comprehensive Centers. The Centers address pressing educational needs around the country in collaboration with:

  • State, jurisdiction, district, and local leaders
  • The U.S. Department of Education
  • National organizations
  • Community partners

Each of these Centers offers no-cost services and products to support capacity-building in state and local education agencies.

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Re-Imagine, Re-Tool, Re-Commit: Advice for the School Improvement Journey

This animated video offers advice for the school improvement process that was suggested by members of the Equity and School Improvement Community of Practice. The advice is provided in five areas of the school improvement process: designation of low performing schools; crafting messages; setting planning requirements; supporting changes; and sustaining improvements.


View the Video Here

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School Spending & Outcomes Snapshot: Supporting Conversations on Equity and School Improvement

School Spending & Outcomes Snapshot is a new resource for hosting a variety of conversations about spending, resource allocation, and school improvement. This tool can be used to download data displays and resources that can help guide conversations about district spending decisions and their benefits for students.

View the School Spending & Outcomes Snapshot

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Cultivating Teacher Talent Through Grow Your Own Programs

This multimedia package was developed from a series of three webinar sessions conveniently broken down into key insights, real-world examples, and expert-given advice that can help state and local education agencies design, implement, and evaluate their own GYO programs.
Access the resource here

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Engage Every Student Initiative

The National Comprehensive Center is please to support the Engage Every Student Initiative.  We joined U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and the Afterschool Alliance; AASA | the School Superintendents Association; National League of Cities; National Summer Learning Association in supporting this effort.

Learn more about the initiative here

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CCNetwork Highlights

This rotating collection highlights stories, resources, and tools from across the CCNetwork and showcases topics of urgent interest. For each collection we provide: 

  • An introduction to the topic
  • An outline of subtopics
  • Concise and useful tools and how to obtain them
  • Resources designed to underpin successful practice

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Teaching and Learning

Instructional methods, curriculum materials, and helpful tools support K-12 learning at school, at home, and in the community.

Educator Workforce

The CCNetwork supports states and districts as they design and implement strategies to ensure students have equitable access to effective teachers and leaders.

Summer and Out-of-School Time

Summer learning and out-of-school time (OST) programs are fun and important ways to make up for lost instructional time, build relationships between students and teachers, and prepare students and families for the next school year.

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Mar 21, 2023
A “Dear Colleague Letter (DCL),” issued by Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Amy Loyd, addresses how Perkins funds can be used to tackle our nation’s teacher shortage by using Perkins funds to implement Grow Your Own Programs.  Among other things, the DCL describes allowable activities and strategies for which the $1.43 billion appropriated each year through the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of…
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Mar 3, 2023
By Tanya Collins and Nanmathi Manian   Viewing a foster child’s academic and social difficulties through a trauma-informed lens can help us understand that these challenges may be result of adverse childhood experiences, such as neglect and abuse. As discussed in our previous blog post, educators and administrators’ ability to recognize this type of trauma in children is critical for providing safe and supportive schools and for creating…
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Feb 27, 2023
In response to learning loss, states and jurisdictions are investing their relief funds into high-quality instructional materials (HQIM), high-dosage tutoring, extended learning out of school and during summer, and initiatives to support pre-kindergarten through fifth grade literacy development. During the 2023 National ESEA Conference, Regional Comprehensive Centers 8, 14, 17, and the National Comprehensive Center described specific investments…
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Feb 17, 2023
By Tanya Collins and Nanmathi Manian   Every student has unique learning needs, experiences, and reactions to these experiences. Balancing these individual needs can be challenging. Being aware of our students’ history and sensitive to any trauma they may have experienced can be a first step in the right direction to influencing a student’s ability to be successful in school. Our first post in this blog series offered some overarching points…
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Feb 6, 2023
By Tanya Collins and Nanmathi Manian   I didn’t want to sit alone at lunch, so I would go to the library or lie down in the nurse’s office. It’s hard having to adjust and be uncomfortable at school and then going back to a home where I was uncomfortable too. -  A quote from a student in the foster care system As students involved in foster care move through the educational system, they encounter additional systemic and structural barriers…