Due to a request from the AMCoP planning team, SECC contacted the GTL Center for information on (a) SEA capacity to effectively communicate with teachers and (b) innovative strategies for teacher recruitment in high-needs areas. GTL Center staff agreed to provide the requested information by February 1, 2017. Due to changes in Alabama’s executive leadership, ALSDE requested that the January , AMCoP planning conference call be postponed until further notice. Once the ALSDE leadership team has been apprised of the AMCoP work, it will be in a better position to determine how ALSDE can effectively participate in future AMCoP activities. Upon hearing from ALSDE, SECC will follow up with MDE and a new planning meeting date will be mutually identified by ALSDE and MDE. Also, due to previously stated interest in ESSA, SECC shared an Overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act: November 2016 with the AMCoP planning team. It was noted that information from the November 29, 2016, final regulations were not included in the document.