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EDUCATOR EXCELLENCE AND SUPPORT

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Research shows that top-performing teachers can make a dramatic difference in the achievement of their students and suggests that the impact of being assigned to top-performing teachers year after year is enough to significantly narrow achievement gaps. To promote the goal of having an excellent teacher in every classroom and an excellent principal in every school, we must make equitable access to excellent educators a priority by

  • encouraging strong support systems for teachers and principals,
  • providing assistance to strengthen the education profession,
  • promoting equitable access to excellent teachers and principals through innovative staffing and leadership opportunities, and
  • supporting the application and discussion of meaningful equity data on which to base workforce decisions.

NEWS AND UPDATES

Multi-State Collaboration Leads to Creation of Micro-Credentialing in an Educational Human Capital System Framework (September 2019)

A multi-state collaboration hosted by the South Central Comprehensive Center (SC3) at the University of Oklahoma Outreach has released a co-created resource, Micro-credentialing in an Educational Human Capital System Framework, to assist state and local education agencies.

SC3 Cross-state Convening: NGPLI© (SC3 Projects Update June 2019)

The South Central Comprehensive Center (SC3) at the University of Oklahoma Outreach gathered education professionals for the Next Generation Professional Learning for Impact© (NGPLI) Cross-state Convening on May 8-9, 2019.

First Class for Teachers in Oklahoma

SC3 and the Oklahoma State Dept. of Education support 50 first-year elementary and secondary teachers during the 2018-19 school year.

Improving Local Educator Equity Plans in Missouri

C3 supports Missouri Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education's efforts to develop and implement strategies addressing equity issues in districts and schools spanning over three years of work.

SC3 Support Leads to Teacher and Student Success in Arkansas

The South Central Comprehensive Center (SC3) at the University of Oklahoma provided assistance to the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and North Little Rock School District (NLRSD) to launch a pilot of Opportunity Culture at the district’s middle school for the 2017-18 school year.

SC3 Projects Update (Dec. 2017)

SC3's recent work is highlighted on Teacher & Leader Effectiveness in Oklahoma and ESL Coaching Model in Louisiana.

C3/DESE/ADE Northwest Missouri Equity Lab #9

C3 is assisting the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in developing methods to encourage and support local districts and schools in the development of local Educator Equity Plans by creating Equity Labs.

SC3 Project Update (May 2015)

SC3 Support for State Educator Equity Plans:  The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced the launch of the Excellent Educators for All Initiative in July 2014 to foster the recruitment and retention of quality educators in high-poverty, minority, rural, and urban school districts.  The Initiative calls for state education agencies (SEAs) along with district leadership, school leadership, teachers, parents, and community stakeholders to develop statewide educator equity plans by June 2015.

C3 Project Update (May 2015)

C3 Support for State Educator Equity Plans:  The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced the launch of the Excellent Educators for All Initiative in July 2014 to foster the recruitment and retention of quality educators in high-poverty, minority, rural, and urban school districts.  The Initiative calls for state education agencies (SEAs) along with district leadership, school leadership, teachers, parents, and community stakeholders to develop statewide educator equity plans by June 2015.

C3 Project Update (December 2014)

Kansas Teacher Licensure Process Improvement - video coming soon

Multi-Tiered System of Support Action Plan

Central Comprehensive Center (C3), North Central Regional Resource Center (NCRRC), and Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) staff members and partners gathered on June 6, 2013, to begin discussion and develop an action plan to design a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS).

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and are intended for general reference purposes only. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education or the Center, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Some resources on this site require Adobe Acrobat Reader. This website archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.