Central Comprehensive Center

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.

Focus Areas & Other Resources

As part of its work, the Center provides a variety of resources to the public. Explore our Focus Areas and other resources below:

American Indian Education
American Indian Education

Aids educators in their efforts to serve American Indian students better. Explore More

KnowledgeBases
KnowledgeBases

Complex topics broken down into manageable pieces. Explore More

English Language Learners
English Language Learners

Resources for improved academic achievement of ELLs. Explore More

Equity + Diversity
Equity & Diversity

Support for insuring fairness and access to high quality education for all learners. Explore More

External Resources
External Resources

Brings together education and instruction-related websites and other external resources. Explore More

Events
Events

Register for upcoming education-related events and view previously broadcasted webinars. Explore More


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 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 Ready
College & Career Ready

Supports increased high school completion rates and seeks to improve preparation of high school graduates entering college and the work force in the U.S. See More

Highly Effective Teachers + Leaders
Highly Effective Teachers & Leaders

Supports the goal of having an effective teacher in every classroom and an effective principal in every school. See More

Low Performing Schools
Low Performing Schools

Focuses on supporting schools in their efforts to improve performance and their students' academic achievement. See More

Early Learning
Early Learning

Focuses on fostering high quality early learning approaches, supporting early learning professionals' development, and expanding learning opportunities for early learners. See More

Rigorous Instructional Pathways
Rigorous Instructional Pathways

Supports the successful transition of all students from secondary education to college and careers without the need for remediation. See More

Innovative Approaches
Innovative Approaches

Seeks to identify and scale up innovative approaches to teaching and learning that significantly improve student outcomes. See More

Data-based Decision Making
Data-Based Decision-Making

Focuses on the use of data to improve teaching and learning. See More