Pacific Regional Comprehensive Center
The Federal Comprehensive Centers program awards discretionary grants that support 22 comprehensive centers to help increase State capacity to assist districts and schools in meeting student achievement goals.
There are 15 Regional Centers that provide services primarily to State Education Agencies (SEAs) to enable them to assist school districts and schools, especially low performing schools. At a minimum, each regional center provides training and technical assistance in the implementation and administration of programs authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the use of research-based information and strategies.
The seven Content Centers focus on specific areas of expertise. These centers supply research-based information and products in their specific area that regional centers use when working with SEAs.
Regional Comprehensive Centers
Regional Centers provide frontline assistance to states to help them implement the ESEA other related federal school improvement programs and help increase the capacity of states to assist their districts and schools. Regional Centers are embedded in their regions and are responsible for developing strong relationships and partnerships within their regional communities.
- Appalachia Regional Center (KY, TN, VA, WV)
- California Regional Center (CA)
- Central Regional Center (CO, KS, MO)
- Florida and Islands Regional Center (FL, PR, VI)
- Great Lakes Regional Center (IN, MI, OH)
- Mid-Atlantic Regional Center (DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA)
- Midwest Regional Center (IL, IA, MN, WI)
- North Central Regional Center ND, NE, SD, WY)
- Northeast Regional Center CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, VT)
- Northwest Regional Center (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA)
- Pacific Regional Center (AS, CNMI, FSM, GU, HI, Palau, RMI)
- South Central Regional Center (AR, LA, NM, OK)
- Southeast Regional Center (AL, GA, MS, NC, SC)
- Texas Regional Center (TX)
- West Regional Center (AZ, NV, UT)
Together, seven Content Centers cover a spectrum of school improvement and technical assistance areas. Each of them is responsible for providing in-depth knowledge, expertise, and analyses in their focal areas to Regional Centers and the states they serve. Content Centers disseminate information about scientifically based research on effective practice and research-based products in their area of specialty. They also provide expertise that Regional Centers can use in delivering technical assistance to states.
- Center on Building State Capacity and Productivity
- Center on College and Career Readiness and Success
- Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes
- Center on Great Teachers and Leaders
- Center on Innovations in Learning
- Center on School Turnaround
- Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation
REL Pacific is one of 10 Regional Education Laboratories established and funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. REL Pacific connects educators in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau with research on teacher effectiveness, family and community engagement, college and career readiness, and more. REL Pacific is housed at and operated by the Pacific Center for Changing the Odds at Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL).
The Western Educational Equity Assistance Center (EAC) at Metropolitan State University helps K–12 public schools and their communities incorporate educational equity into policies, procedures, and classroom practices to ensure that all students receive what they need to succeed academically. As one of 10 centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Metropolitan State University provides technical assistance and training in a number of priority areas related to ensuring equal access and opportunity in education.
The Technical Assistance and Dissemination Network (TA&D Network) is a network of approximately 45 Centers funded by the US. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). These projects provide information and technical assistance to states, schools, educational professionals and families. The network is made up of Comprehensive Centers, Equity Assistance Centers, Regional Education Labs, and the Regional Resource Center Program.