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  • Support for Equity and Diversity (C3/SC3 Projects Update May 2016) -

    Read more about the timeline the ongoing support C3, SC3, and collaborators have provided to build SEA leadership capacity to support districts and schools, with the ultimate goal of closing achievement gaps among diverse student populations and improving teaching and learning for all students. 

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  • SEA Strategic Communications Collaborative -

    As part of a broader strategic communications initiative, C3 and SC3 facilitated a convening with the collaborative members, centers, and SEAs on July 1-2, 2015, entitled, “Strategic Communication: Navigating Policy and Politics in a Competing Information Environment.”

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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. The state portals below provide information about the Center's work in each state along with state education-related data, technical assistance contacts, and the membership of the State Coordinating Council.

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Priority Reform Initiatives

The U.S. Department of Education has established a series of reform initiatives the Comprehensive Centers are charged with supporting through assistance to the state departments of education. C3 has created portals dedicated to each specific priority reform initiative with information about the ongoing technical assistance work with each state, related resources on this site, links to relevant state information, and other resources.

College & Career ReadyHighly Effective Teachers & LeadersLow Performing SchoolsEarly LearningRigorous Instructional PathwaysInnovative Approaches to Teaching and LearningData-based Decision-making
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