The mission of the Northeast Comprehensive Center (NCC) is to develop the capacity of the state education agencies in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont and their networks and agencies to assist districts and schools in improving achievement outcomes for all students. In doing so, we strive to engage with state education leaders in:

  • Thinking systemically about the relationships among all elements to create coherence and articulate a common purpose;
  • Using research-based findings and rigorous evidence to evaluate impact, refine practices, seek new solutions, and meet learners’ needs;
  • Acting strategically to maximize opportunities and to make the best use of available resources; and
  • Working collaboratively across leadership levels and organizations to leverage resources and overcome barriers.

What We Do

We engage our state education leaders in using research-based findings and rigorous evidence to meet the goals of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Our purpose is to design technical assistance services that meet education leaders’ priority needs, further the key initiatives of the U.S. Department of Education, and have the greatest potential for developing state capacity to help districts and schools improve.

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The Northeast Comprehensive Center is a partnership between RMC Research Corporation, the Community Training and Assistance Center, Learning Innovations at WestEd, and the New York Institute of Technology.

Advisory Board

The Northeast Comprehensive Center Advisory Board (NCCAB) works with the NCC to provide feedback on:

  • Allocating the Center’s resources across the Northeast based on the U.S. Department of Education guidelines for state technical assistance;
  • Monitoring and addressing the educational needs of the state on an ongoing basis;
  • Maintaining a high standard of quality in the performance of the Center’s activities; and
  • Carrying out the Center’s duties in a manner that promotes progress toward improving student academic achievement.

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