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Why High-Quality Instructional Materials (HQIM)

In 2010, as the last states adopted academic standards, all students in each state were finally required to learn a defined set of skills and knowledge in grades K-12 for ELA and mathematics.

Categories: Early Learning Educational Equity Learning & Instruction Schools & Classrooms

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Region 8 CC at the 2023 National Elementary and Secondary Education Act Conference

The 2023 National ESEA Conference was held in Indianapolis, Indiana this year from February 1 to February 4. State coordinators from the Region 8 Comprehensive Center (CC) team in partnership with…

Categories: Learning & Instruction Planning & Management Schools & Classrooms Teachers & Leaders

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The Answer Lies In The Question

A colleague recently asked me what my approach to capacity building is as a state coordinator in Michigan for the Region 8 Comprehensive Center (CC).

Categories: Accountability & Assessment Curriculum & Instruction Learning & Instruction Planning & Management

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Recommendations for Diversifying the Pipeline of Educators

As with any public endeavor, representation matters when it comes to the teaching profession.

Categories: Diverse Learners Learning & Instruction Standards & Curriculum Teachers & Leaders

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Connect, Inquire, Center, & Grow: Breaking Down Siloes for Innovation

What does it take to innovate across traditionally siloed spaces? In March 2020, a group of education and youth development professionals met to kick off what would become Future Proud Michigan…

Categories: Diverse Learners Learning & Instruction Schools & Classrooms Teachers & Leaders