Your Access to the Region, the quarterly e-newsletter of the Great Lakes West Comprehensive Center, is focused on providing timely information on the status of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) activity in Illinois and Wisconsin, updates on the ongoing collaboration between Great Lakes West and the states, and useful and relevant resources to help inform educators in the region.
January 2008 E-Newsletter (Adobe® Reader® PDF 305 KB)
In this issue: This issue of Your Access to the Region focuses on providing assistance to state education agencies (SEAs) in the implementation of research-based policies and practices, and Monique Chism, Ph.D., addresses the role of SEAs in closing achievement gaps in a feature article. In the National Perspective section, Paul Kimmelman, Ed.D., considers leveraging partnerships to improve student achievement. In addition, a new feature of the e-newsletter, a quarterly update from REL Midwest, is introduced.
Feature Article: The Role of an SEA in Closing Achievement Gaps (Adobe Reader PDF 80 KB)
Leveraging Partnerships to Improve Student Achievement (Adobe Reader PDF 37 KB)
REL Updates: Coordinated System of Support Available to SEAs (Adobe Reader PDF 80 KB)
October 2007 E-Newsletter (Adobe Reader PDF 403 KB)
In this issue: This issue of Your Access to the Region focuses on adolescent literacy and high school innovation, including a feature article on the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and adolescent literacy and a national perspective article on high school leadership at the state level and how such leadership may be affected by NCLB reauthorization.
Feature Article: No Child Left Behind and Adolescent Literacy (Adobe Reader PDF 105 KB)
National Perspective: State Leadership Opportunities for High School Innovation (Adobe Reader PDF 75 KB)
July 2007 E-Newsletter (Adobe® Reader® PDF 306 KB)
In this issue: Your Access to the Region focuses on statewide systems of support, including a feature article and an additional resources page. In addition, this issue features the first National Perspective section by Paul Kimmelman, Ed.D., with a look at national education policy issues.
Feature Article: Meeting the Challenge of Statewide Systems of Support (Adobe Reader PDF 80 KB)
Reauthorizing NCLB: Beyond Compliance and Toward Innovation for a 21st Century Education System (Adobe Reader PDF 72 KB)
April 2007 E-Newsletter (Adobe® Reader® PDF 306 KB)
In this issue: Your Access to the Region will focus on Response to Intervention (RTI) and implications of implementation as well as introduce Paul Kimmelman, Ed.D., who will begin writing for the e-newsletter in July.
Feature Article: Implementing Response to Intervention (RTI): Considerations for Practitioners (Adobe Reader PDF 63 KB)
January 2007 E-Newsletter (Adobe® Reader® PDF 346 KB)
In this issue: The first featured topic focuses on supplemental educational services (SES) providers and SES evaluation with an article from the American Institutes for Research.
October 2006 E-Newsletter (Adobe Reader PDF 387 KB)
In this issue: As Great Lakes West begins its second year as a comprehensive assistance center, staff reflect on Year 1 and look ahead to Year 2 and beyond.
July 2006 E-Newsletter (Adobe Reader PDF 299 KB)
In this issue: July 2006 introduces the new quarterly e-newsletter from Great Lakes West, Your Access to the Region. The newsletter will provide valuable insight into the work of Great Lakes West with Illinois and Wisconsin as well as information on No Child Left Behind within the region and across the country.