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Other Technical Assistance Providers

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)

WestEd

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)

WestEd

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)

WestEd

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)

WestEd

Sacramento, Calif.

Carlas McCauley, Director

Ph: 916-492-4039

 

Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation (CSAI)

WestEd

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.