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.
RMC Research Corporation (RMC) works to design, manage, and deliver technical assistance across the United States. RMC is a leader in program research and evaluation, professional development, product development, and consultation. Drawing on the expertise among our seven regional offices, we support national, state, and local clients who serve schools, families, and communities.
RMC conducts research, program evaluations, and policy studies; delivers technical assistance; offers training and professional development; and assists in identifying, developing, and disseminating quality programs through creative media and products. Our scope of work includes: school and district improvement and reform; choice, charter schools, and supplemental educational services; reading; early childhood and family literacy; parent involvement; arts and culture; educational technology, media, and STEM education; and community health and prevention. RMC serves as the lead partner for the Northeast Comprehensive Center.
Community Training and Assistance Center (CTAC) addresses the root causes of poverty at local, state, and national levels by providing technical assistance, conducting research and evaluation, and supporting public policy initiatives in the fields of education and community development. Founded in 1979, CTAC is a minority-controlled, nonprofit organization with a demonstrated record of success. Since its inception, CTAC has assisted and partnered with hundreds of community-based organizations, school systems, coalitions, state and municipal governments, health and human service agencies, and philanthropic institutions to achieve positive and lasting results in low-income communities. CTAC is based in Boston, with offices located in several other cities around the country.
Learning Innovations at WestEd (LI), a research, development, and service agency, works with education and other communities to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults. Serving a range of clients, from individual schools to state education agencies, LI-WestEd provides evidence-based professional development, technical assistance, and evaluation services in the following areas: educator evaluation and support, special education, formative evaluation, student-centered learning, STEM, support for schools in need of improvement, services for English language learners and dual-language programs, program evaluation, implementation of Common Core State Standards, early childhood education, school climate, health, juvenile justice, and other improvement areas.
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) has provided professional development services to K–12 public schools and teachers for 20 years. Established in 1955, NYIT is one of the most experienced professional development providers in the New York metropolitan area. NYIT provides three Certificate programs that focus on using technology—Computers in Education, Distance Learning, and Multimedia—as well as undergraduate programs in Technology Education and specialized majors and graduate programs in Instructional Technology.
Staff members at NYIT’s Department of Technology Based Learning Systems (TBLS) prototype new interactive learning environments and tools, explore best practices, and seek to understand the mechanisms that lead to better teaching and learning with revenue from several sources to conduct key research and development projects. TBLS Director Stan Silverman is widely known for his leadership in teaching and learning with technology and for his novel distance learning programs. He has served as the Project Director for several innovative research and technology projects. Funded projects include the Northeast Comprehensive Center, New York City Department of Education District 9 Digital Immigration Project, Intel® Teach Program Statewide Rollout, Verizon Foundation Thinkfinity State Rollout Partnership, New York State Virtual Learning System, the NYIT Science and Technology Entry Program, the Educational Enterprise Zone® (EEZ), a 21st Century Institute for Museum Professionals (IMLS) grant, and numerous Title II-B and Title II-D grant projects.