The National Comprehensive Center works with state education agencies (SEAs), regional education agencies (REAs), Tribal education agencies (TEAs) local education agencies (LEAs), schools, Regional Comprehensive Centers (Regional Centers), the U.S. Department of Education, and other national partners to enhance the quality of instruction, close achievement gaps, and improve educational outcomes for all students.
We develop and deliver high-quality capacity-building products and services to address pressing education needs and common challenges. As part of our work, we lead the Comprehensive Center Network (CCNetwork), partnering with Regional Centers to identify and elevate emerging needs and share stories from the field to spread evidence-based practices and build capacity.
Meet the Team
We offer a team of educators; practitioners; evaluators/researchers; and media, communications, and dissemination specialists skilled in collaborating to deliver high-quality, capacity-building support services and products.
What is the National Center?
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The National Comprehensive Center’s mission is to bolster equity by helping educational systems provide the resources, create the policies, and enact the instructional practices required for all groups of students to learn, grow, and achieve regardless of their identity and experiences.
National Comprehensive Center Signature Projects
Signature Projects are led by National Center staff and focus on high-interest content areas. Projects are maintained for several years to provide continuity and support long-term objectives. Each Project will produce a unique set of outputs that may include informational briefs, tools, curated sets of relevant resources, and virtual or live events.
Financial Decision Making
This collection includes resources to support SEAs, Regional Centers and LEAs in making complex financial decisions about how to spend the approximately $650 billion per year in our K-12 education system dollars.
Native Education Collaborative
The Collaborative develops and disseminates resources to help build states’ capacity to more comprehensively support Native education through collaboration with districts and tribes.
Communities of Practice
These communities support SEAs and their partners as they engage around specific problems of practice. Grounded in Continuous Improvement and Implementation Science, the communities help state teams learn from each other while tailoring their own approaches.
The National Center Presents...
This series is a new approach to universal capacity building. It will allow the National Center to build awareness and knowledge around high-leverage problems, common needs, and evidence-based strategies and solutions related to the focus topic.
Education Stories From the Field
This project represents actions taken by state and local leaders in response to a major disruption in their state: the COVID-19 pandemic.
Supporting Students in Foster Care
There are approximately 270,000 school-aged children in the foster care system, representing some of the most vulnerable students in our schools today. With the proper resources, schools can serve as stable and safe environments where foster care children can gain their footing and thrive.