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Algebra I Supports and Resources will help math teachers and coaches unpack, understand, and use current math content and practice standards. The brief includes progressions of learning, an overview of effective instruction, and practical instructional strategies—including strategies for students…
The Region 8 Comprehensive Center hosted a webinar to discuss Dual Credit in Indiana, particularly dual credit in rural school districts. The Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) shared highlights and recommendations from a recent effort to study Indiana’s dual credit teacher…
In this October 10, 2022, webinar, Dayton Public Schools (DPS) superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Lolli discusses how the placement of two teachers in the district’s first, second, and third grade classrooms helped student achievement return to pre-COVID levels. Funded primarily with federal COVID relief…


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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.
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Author: Dumdi BaribeDate:
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 representatives from the Michigan and Indiana state education agencies (SEAs) presented three workshops in the span of three days.
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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).
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Author: Dumdi BaribeDate:
As with any public endeavor, representation matters when it comes to the teaching profession.
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Author: Stephanie IrvineDate:
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 Educator (FPME) LAUNCH.
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Author: Kerry HoffmanDate:
The Region 8 Comprehensive Center (CC) team recently had a meeting to learn more deeply about our capacity building framework.
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Author: Dumdi BaribeDate:
Ideally, education research and practice should be in a mutually reinforcing dialogue, with practitioners sharing insights from their experiences to inform research and researchers investigating questions of interest to practitioners and then communicating findings.