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Project list Year 7

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) will assist the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) as it implements multiple metric educator evaluation systems that meet federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements.

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In this project, the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is collaborating with the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) to collect stakeholder feedback for refining the state’s English learner (EL) professional development (PD) plan. The SECC is supporting the Title III and EL staff with resources and tools designed to measure the effectiveness of PD it provides to local education agencies (LEAs).

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The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is supporting the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) with implementing a strategic plan and performance management tools for its Office of Student Learning and providing related professional development (PD) to state school turnaround staff. The SECC is continuing to support the state with scaling up its School Improvement Grant (SIG) program using the Center on School Turnaround's Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement framework.

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The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is supporting the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) with the co-development of a strategic plan for establishing a statewide system of support (SSOS) for professional development.  The SECC is continuing to support the state with scaling up PD efforts.

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The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is continuing to assist the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) through technical expertise and support to the Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) staff in the implementation of GaDOE’s career pathways. Also, SECC and the College & Career Readiness & Success (CCRS) Center will continue to support the implementation of employability skills and quality work-based learning opportunities for all students.

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As part of "Educating Georgia's Future," the Georgia Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) is focusing on building the knowledge and skills of its staff to support implementation of strategies by local education agencies (LEAs). The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is providing technical assistance, facilitation, and training to support this process.

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As a part of the Talent for Turnaround (T4T) partnership with the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) and the Center on School Turnaround (CST), Georgia requested to take part in the T4T Leadership Academy, which focused on identifying root causes for their most urgent problems. The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) is continuing to work with the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) to support Dougherty County School District and other identified school districts to address issues of teacher quality and induction support.

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To address the need for increased training and support on culturally and linguistically responsive teaching and learning (CLRTL), the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is providing evidence-based resources for Grades preK–12. The SECC also is providing ongoing meeting facilitation to co-develop professional learning modules and provide meeting facilitation on CLRTL practices as well as assisting the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) with identifying indicators of ineffective teachers.

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To address the need for support with the implementation of the state’s new theoretical model of support for low-performing schools (LPS), the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is providing evidence-based resources and materials to enhance the implementation of the new system of support at the state and local education agency levels. Additionally, SECC will provide meeting facilitation to support the Mississippi Department of Education’s Office of School Improvement (OSI) as it provides training and coaching support and develops supportive policies and guidelines to promote the implementation of evidence-based interventions selected by low-performing schools.

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To address the needs for talent management, the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is providing evidence-based resources and professional learning materials to inform district- and state-developed plans to increase teacher recruitment and retention. For the Talent for Turnaround Leadership Academy (T4TLA), SECC is delivering professional learning on key topics related to recruiting, developing, and maintaining high-quality teachers. The SECC also will be providing meeting facilitation for the development of the state’s mentoring and induction plan and its statewide plan for developing diverse-learner ready teachers.

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The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is working with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) staff to strengthen the Global Ready program through revised district and school renewal procedures and support for educators pursuing certification, as informed by qualitative data collection and analysis. The SECC staff also will strengthen personalized learning practices through trainings and resources delivered to NCDPI staff to promote consistent implementation statewide.

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The Southeast Comprehensive Center is providing technical assistance (TA) to North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) staff to refine the regional support model, including designing meetings of academic division leaders and creating communication protocols and professional development tools. SECC experts also will share research on education-based case management systems and data-based decision-making to inform district supports provided by NCDPI. 

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The Southeast Comprehensive Center is assisting the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) in the development of its statewide balanced literacy plan (birth–Grade 12); providing research-based practices on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements; helping the agency to utilize evidenced-based practices, strategies, and resources; reviewing documents; and providing feedback on state education agency (SEA) work.

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The Southeast Comprehensive Center is assisting the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) in developing a system of communication and monitoring to enhance intradepartmental communication and monitoring efforts. The co-development of these communication and monitoring tools are aiding SCDE staff in working more effectively.

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The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE), with support from the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC), has developed a school improvement framework, which is under review by SCDE senior-level administration. The SECC is continuing to provide support by assisting the SCDE in the development of an evaluation of the Transformation Coach Program in the state.

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The regional Ensuring School Readiness Community of Practice (CoP) at the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) supports state education agencies (SEAs) and other agencies (birth to third grade) to assist with early childhood (EC) efforts. The CoP includes an interactive, online site to facilitate the sharing of research and practice insights and a monthly newsletter to deepen awareness of regional and national early childhood education developments and opportunities for collaboration among states.

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As states implement their Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans, the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is focusing on building the knowledge and skills of agency staff to support implementation of equity strategies by local education agencies (LEAs). The SECC is providing technical assistance, facilitation, and training to support this process in the area of equitable access.

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The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is supporting state education agencies (SEAs) to strengthen their plans for implementing college- and career-ready standards (CCRS) and assessments. Support includes access to research-based resources, emerging promising practices, and educational events (that are featured in a bimonthly newsletter) and bimonthly virtual meetings of members.

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