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Other Technical Assistance Providers

Comprehensive Centers Program

22 comprehensive centers help increase state capacity to assist districts and schools in meeting student achievement goals. By statute, the U.S. Department of Education is required to establish at least one center in each of the 10 geographic regions served by the department’s regional education laboratories.

Regional Centers

Regional centers help states implement the ESEA and other related federal school improvement programs and help increase the capacity of states to assist their districts and schools.

Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center (ARCC)

ICF International

Charleston, W.V.

Caitlin Howley, Director

Ph: 304-342-4627

Serves: Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia


California Comprehensive Center (CACC)


Sacramento, Calif.

Jannelle Kubinec, Director

Ph: 916-492-4069

Serves: California


Central Regional Comprehensive Center (C3)

University of Oklahoma

Norman, Okla.

Donna Richardson, Director

Ph: 405-325-5485

Serves: Colorado, Kansas, Missouri


Florida & the Islands Comprehensive Center (FLICC)

Educational Testing Service

Tampa, Fla.

Alice Lindsay, Director

Ph: 800-756-9003

Serves: Florida, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands


Great Lakes Comprehensive Center (GLCC)

American Institutes for Research

Naperville, Ill.

Gary Appel, Director

Ph: 630-649-6601

Serves: Indiana, Michigan, Ohio


Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center (MACC)


Washington, D.C.

Janice Anderson, Director

Ph: 202-246-9499

Serves: Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania


Midwest Regional Comprehensive Center (MWCC)

American Institutes for Research

Chicago, Ill.

Alicia Garcia, Director

Ph: 312-283-2311

Serves: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin


North Central Comprehensive Center (NCCC)

Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning

Denver, Colo.

Kathleen Dempsey, Director

Ph: 303-632-5634

Serves: Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming


Northeast Regional Comprehensive Center (NECC)

RMC Research

Portsmouth, N.H.

Everett Barnes, Director

Ph: 603-422-8888

Serves: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont


Northwest Regional Comprehensive Center (NWCC)

Education Northwest

Portland, Oregon

Mike Siebersma, Director

Ph: 503-275-9642

Serves: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington


Pacific Regional Comprehensive Center (PRCC)

Pacific Resources for Education and Learning

Honolulu, Hawaii

Melly Wilson, Director

Ph: 808-441-1354

Serves: American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Palau


South Central Regional Comprehensive Center (SC3)

American Institutes for Research

Norman, Okla.

Beth Howard-Brown, Director

Ph: 405-325-6939

Serves: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma


Southwest Educational Development Corporation (SEDL)

Cayce, S.C.

Beth Howard-Brown, Director

Ph: 803-936-0752

Serves: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina


Texas Comprehensive Center (TXCC)

American Institutes for Research

Austin, Texas

Jason LaTurner, Director

Ph: 800-476-6861

Serves: Texas


West Comprehensive Center (WCC)


Phoenix, Ariz.

Paul Koehler, Co-Director

Marie Mancuso, Co-Director

Ph: 602-322-7003

Serves: Arizona, Nevada, Utah


Content Centers

The seven content centers cover a spectrum of school improvement and technical assistance areas.

Building State Capacity and Productivity (BSCP)

Edvance Research, Inc.

San Antonio, Texas

Dean Nafziger, Director

Ph: 210-558-4101


College and Career Readiness and Success (CCRS)

American Institutes for Research

Washington, D.C.

Susan Therriault, Director

Ph: 202-403-6161


Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO)

Rutgers University (National Institute for Early Education Research)

New Brunswick, NJ

Lori Connors Tadros, Director

Ph: 703-256-2266


Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL)

American Institutes for Research

Washington, D.C.

Lynn Holdheide, Director

Ph: 202-403-6321


Center on Innovations in Learning (CIL)

Temple University

Philadelphia, Penn.

Marilyn Murphy, Director

Ph: 215-403-6321


Center on School Turnaround (CST)


Sacramento, Calif.

Carlas McCauley, Director

Ph: 916-492-4039


Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation (CSAI)


San Francisco, Calif.

Deb Sigman, Director

Ph: 415-615-3154


National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL)*

University of Oregon

Hank Fien, Director


*The National Center on Improving Literacy was first awarded with FY 16 funds and is administered in partnership with the Office of Special Education Programs. Visit the Office of Special Education Programs website for more information.

See the U.S. Department of Education website for the Comprehensive Centers Program for more information or updated contact info.