Great Lakes East Comprehensive Center

Comprehensive Centers: Adding Value
to the Work of State Education Agencies

On September 11-12, 2006, the U.S. Department of Education hosted its second annual meeting titled Comprehensive Centers: Adding Value to the Work of State Education Agencies. The meeting took place in Washington, D.C., and was attended by the directors and key staff from the 16 Regional Comprehensive Centers and the five Content Comprehensive Centers.

The general sessions were designed to help increase knowledge around No Child Left Behind (NCLB), while the content-specific sessions built upon the emphasis of NCLB and gave participants examples of current work from around the nation. These content specific sessions allowed participant the chance to see the current work under way in other centers, but it also provided an opportunity to see where collaboration between the Regional Centers and Content Centers could evolve for upcoming work.

Following you will find information provided to the participants at the meeting. Additional information will be posted to this site as it becomes available.

Meeting Documentation

Agenda (PDF IconAdobe® Reader® PDF 153KB)
Participant List (PDF IconAdobe Reader PDF 157KB)
Crosswalk of RCC Year 2 Work Areas (PDF IconAdobe Reader PDF 12KB)
Contact Info (PDF IconAdobe Reader PDF 29KB)
About the Comprehensive Centers


  • Welcome: Maggie McNeely, Coordinator of Comprehensive Centers
  • Keynote Presentation: Henry Johnson, Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

General Sessions

  • What is EDEN and How It Can Support the Work of the Comprehensive Centers
  • Content Centers and Regional Centers Working Together
  • National Evaluation
  • GPRA
  • Comprehensive Center Evaluation

Concurrent Sessions

  • ELL: Instruction and Assessment
  • District Improvement Strategies
  • Statewide Systems of Support
  • Promising Practices Initiative (PPI)
  • Title II and Teacher Quality
  • Improving and Evaluating Supplemental Education Service (SES) Programs and Practices
  • Material Review, Vetting and Quality Standards
  • Students with Disabilities
  • High School Redesign and Improvement
  • School Restructuring
  • Improving Data Use at the District and School Level
  • Title I Assessment and Accountability

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