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The Region 8 Comprehensive Center is partnering with the Ohio Department of Education to implement strategies and develop tools and resources to support a diverse teacher workforce and advance academic excellence for all students. This resource document highlights online equity-centered…
The Region 8 Comprehensive Center is partnering with the Ohio Department of Education to implement strategies and develop tools and resources to support a diverse teacher workforce. Recognizing that mentoring and induction is an effective way to improve teacher effectiveness and teacher retention,…
This professional learning series was delivered by the Region 8 Comprehensive Center to increase understanding and application of dyslexia issues and practices within the context of Ohio’s emergent dyslexia initiatives. This included building shared understanding of: a) the characteristics of…
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) launched the Safer Schools and Campuses Best Practices Clearinghouse (the Clearinghouse), a website that highlights the innovative work underway nationwide to reopen K-12 schools, early childhood centers and postsecondary institutions. Through the Clearinghouse…
The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) requested assistance from the Region 8 Comprehensive Center (Region 8 CC) to co-facilitate and design a Stakeholder Review Committee. This request is a component of the Indiana (IN) Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and Social-Emotional Learning…
“In light of the disproportionate effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on historically marginalized communities, an unprecedented education funding cliff, and nationwide protests for racial justice, the Comprehensive Center (CC) Network’s commitment to supporting its clients with evidence-based…

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a woman assists a student at a computer
Author: Lisa Lachlan, Lois Kimmel, Andrea Guiden, American Institutes for ResearchDate:
Mentoring and induction is an effective way to improve teacher effectiveness and teacher retention. But a “one size fits all” approach to mentoring doesn’t work. Teachers from diverse backgrounds face specific challenges and benefit from mentoring and induction that is tailored to their needs.
Teacher and students in front of computers
Author: Amy Colton, Stephanie IrvineDate:
In another installment of a series on Region 8 CC staff, we profile our two Michigan state coordinators, Amy Colton and Stephanie Irvine, this month.
Parent and child reading together on a sofa
Author: Sarah SaykoDate:
Dyslexia affects about one in five individuals, making it the most diagnosed learning disability. A student’s ability to read fluently depends on his or her proficiency in both recognizing words quickly and accurately and understanding the structure of the English language, such as word meanings and grammar, for strong comprehension.
Adult reading to elementary classroom
Author: Kandace Jones, T.J. HorwoodDate:
Welcome to our Region 8 Comprehensive Center (CC) spotlight, where we will profile key personnel leading the Region 8 CC. In our first interview, we talk with Co-Directors Kandace Jones and T.J. Horwood about their top priorities and what drew them to this work. Check our website for profiles of other staff members in the months ahead.