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  • Third Annual C3 Regional Advisory Board Meeting -

    Third Annual C3 Regional Advisory Board Meeting: Cultivating Equity and Inclusion in a Diverse Educational World

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  • C3 Project Update (May 2015) -

    C3 Support for State Educator Equity Plans:  The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced the launch of the Excellent Educators for All Initiative in July 2014 to foster the recruitment and retention of quality educators in high-poverty, minority, rural, and urban school districts.  The Initiative calls for state education agencies (SEAs) along with district leadership, school leadership, teachers, parents, and community stakeholders to develop statewide educator equity plans by June 2015.

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  • C3 Project Update (May 2015) -

    Kansas Project Update:  C3 and the American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC) collaborated with the KSDE Teacher License and Accreditation team in the Division of Learning Services (DLS) to improve that process.

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  • Strategic Communication: Navigating Policy and Politics in a Competing Information Environment -

    Convening set for July 1-2, 2015, in Denver, Colorado.

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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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Kansas in the Spotlight!

Kansas Handwriting Curricular Standards    Kansas Teacher Licensure Process Improvement


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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