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The Region 8 Comprehensive Center developed this brief as part of its support for the Indiana Department of Education’s educator recruitment and retention efforts. The brief highlights how educator preparation programs, institutions of higher education, and school districts can improve the teacher…
The Region 8 Comprehensive Center developed this brief as part of its support for the Indiana Department of Education’s educator recruitment and retention efforts. The document details the different types of recruitment and retention data and how to use such data to answer key questions. In…
The Region 8 Comprehensive Center (Region 8 CC) assisted the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) in finding research-based strategies for recruiting teachers. This report focuses on the techniques and approaches IDOE, districts, and schools can use in their efforts to recruit teachers,…
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…
“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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Three adults chatting at a table.
Author: Dumdi BaribeDate:
In this month's blog, we talk to some members of the Region 8 CC staff about the difference between Technical Assistance and Capacity Building.
ESEA Conference Opening Session
Author: Dumdi BaribeDate:
During the 2022 National ESEA Conference, held in New Orleans this year, the Region 8 CC and Michigan Department of Education (MDE) team led three workshops during the Wednesday and Friday sessions.
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.
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.
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.