Northeast Comprehensive Center
about the project
The Northeast Comprehensive Center is 1 of 15 Regional Comprehensive Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Northeast Comprehensive Center acts on behalf of all students in New England by working with education leaders in each state to meet the goals of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
The center is hosted by RMC Research Corporation and delivers all services in conjunction with three partners, including Learning Innovations at WestEd.
The Northeast Comprehensive Center engages state education leaders in using research and best practices to meet the goals of ESEA.
Center staff design and deliver technical assistance services that meet education leaders' priority needs, further the key initiatives of the U.S. Department of Education, and have the greatest potential for building states' capacities to help districts and schools improve.
Through specific requests and regular meetings with state education leaders to discuss their priority needs for technical assistance, the Northeast Comprehensive Center developed and continually review State Service Delivery Plans for each of the six New England states to ensure that the center's work is attuned to education leaders' emerging needs.
Center staff have also embarked on three Special Initiatives, designed to engage two or more states in areas of strong interest, such as teacher quality and the role of higher education in preparing the teacher workforce.
The Northeast Comprehensive Center website and listservs are the primary tools for sharing up-to-date information about center events, ESEA updates, news from the states in the region, and a variety of research resources.
The five U.S. Department of Education Content Centers are the center's major source of current research and resources to educators in the region.