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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…
“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…
When families and schools partner to support children’s literacy achievement, children have more opportunities to learn and practice essential literacy skills and grow as readers and writers. These resources, developed by the Region 8 Comprehensive Center in partnership with the Michigan Department…
The purpose of this report is to support the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) in building the capacity of local educational agencies and schools in the identification of resources and tools that can be used by instructional teams to evaluate and assess bias in curricular materials. The…

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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.
study group of high school students around a table
Author: Beverly Mattson, Kerry HoffmanDate:
In continuing our series on key Region 8 CC staff, we profile our two Indiana state coordinators, Beverly Mattson and Kerry Hoffman 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.