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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,…
This document outlines the Michigan Department of Education's (MDE) efforts to improve literacy achievement by providing guidance regarding the establishment of diverse classroom libraries. It also answers the why, what, and how of establishing or refining a diverse library.
The Region 8 Comprehensive Center is supporting the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) in their mission to center student voice in social and emotional learning. Educators and students will work together in providing safe spaces and healthy environments for all students to share their…
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,…

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Author: T.J. HorwoodAuthor: Caitlin HowleyDate:
In this installment of the Region 8 CC staff spotlight, we profile our new Co-Director, Dr. Caitlin Howley.
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.
young children participate in chemistry lesson
Author: Amanda Trainor, Aracelis GrayDate:
In continuing our series on key Region 8 CC staff, we profile our two Ohio state coordinators, Aracelis Gray and Amanda Trainor this month.
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.