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State Services

Learning Point Associates has shovel-ready services that enable states to make long-term improvements in education under the goals of ARRA:

  • Academies, cultural proficiency programs, Response to Intervention services, and SEA staffing studies
  • Managing Educator Talent, a service that provides solutions-based approaches for states and districts to reach the goals of teacher quality and equitable distribution
  • U.S. Department of Education-funded programs, such as the Comprehensive Centers and the Midwest Regional Educational Laboratory

Academies help state education agencies build and sustain systemic support for district and school improvement efforts by focusing on state policies and procedures in specific content areas. Contact Claudette Rasmussen by phone (312-288-7605) or e-mail (claudette.rasmussen@learningpt.org).

Cultural Proficiency Programs help state education agencies and districts implement research-based, innovative approaches to improve student achievement and close achievement gaps by providing professional services to cultivate culturally responsive policies, practices, instruction, and curriculum in order to create culturally proficient schools. Contact Monique Chism by phone (630-649-6620) or e-mail (monique.chism@learningpt.org).

Response to Intervention Services help state education agencies and districts strategize and develop policies and supports for Response to Intervention focused on needs assessments, data and policy analyses, and action planning. Contact Anna Koelln by phone (630-649-6624) or e-mail (anna.koelln@learningpt.org).

SEA Staffing Studies help state education agencies communicate to their constituents about their human resources capacity to provide educational leadership and implement current and future district and school improvement initiatives by providing an in-depth analysis of staffing levels, trends, and changes over time by work areas and funding sources. Contact Asta Svedkauskaite by phone (630-649-6561) or e-mail (asta.svedkauskaite@learningpt.org).

Managing Educator Talent provides solution-based approaches for states and districts to reach the goals of teacher quality and equitable distribution. Our Managing Educator Talent handbook Adobe PDF Icon includes more information on how Learning Point Associates can work with states and districts.

U.S. Department of Education-Funded Projects

Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest. The Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest provides expert advice to help educators and policymakers identify and apply scientifically valid research to their decision making.

  • Take advantage of Ask A REL—a collaborative reference desk service provided by the REL Program and sponsored by IES. Ask A REL functions like a technical reference library and provides referrals, references, and region-specific education information.

Great Lakes East Regional Comprehensive Center. Great Lakes East provides technical assistance and consulting services to the state education agencies in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio on various state initiatives that directly connect to the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) Assurances.

Great Lakes West Regional Comprehensive Center. Great Lakes West provides technical assistance and consulting services to the state education agencies in Illinois and Wisconsin on various state initiatives that directly connect to the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) Assurances.

National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality. The National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality is a national resource for information on strengthening the quality of teaching.

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