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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 and the Michigan Department of Education collaborated on this report to identify opportunities to help address the teacher shortage taking place in Michigan. The report details policies and practices specifically created to grow the pipeline of educators through…
The Region 8 Comprehensive Center (Region 8 CC) team joined Michigan’s Statewide Summer Learning Network (SSLN) to provide support in furthering the goals of increased access, participation, and quality for summer learning and enrichment opportunities. In winter 2022, the Region 8 CC team conducted…
Region 8 Comprehensive Center developed this brief in collaboration with the Indiana Department of Education to outline best practices for cultivating relationships with potential new hires. The brief goes over relationship-based recruitment and what it looks like to have an ongoing relationship-…
The Region 8 Comprehensive Center collaborated with the Indiana Department of Education to evaluate the obstacles many districts face in the teacher hiring process. The brief further discusses the importance of hiring timelines, benefits and barriers of early hiring, and recommendations and…
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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Author: John D. Ross, Ph.D.Date:
When I was in the ninth grade, I took a typing class. It was expected that most students in my school did. We did have electric typewriters back then, not manual, but they were definitely typewriters and not keyboards. My classmates and I learned about the home keys, and over the course of a year we learned the others and different conventions of typing. Typing was an expected skill for most students, so could be considered a basic literacy.
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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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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.