Other Sites: Comprehensive Centers

This program awards discretionary grants to establish comprehensive technical assistance centers to help low-performing schools and districts close achievement gaps and meet the goals of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Section 203 of Title II of the Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002 (TA Act) authorizes the Department to establish not fewer than 20 comprehensive technical assistance centers to provide technical assistance to States to benefit school districts and schools, especially those in need of improvement.

Please visit the Comprehensive Centers Program website for additional information.


FY 2012 Comprehensive Center Awards


Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center
ICF International
Caitlin Howley, Director

The Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center serves Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

California Comprehensive Center
Deborah Sigman, Director

The California Comprehensive Center serves California.

Central Regional Comprehensive Center
University of Oklahoma
Donna Richardson, Director

The Central Regional Comprehensive Center serves Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri.

Florida & the Islands Comprehensive Center
Educational Testing Service
Alice Lindsay, Director

The Florida and the Islands Comprehensive Center serves Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Great Lakes Comprehensive Center
American Institutes for Research
Gary Appel, Director

The Great Lakes Comprehensive Center serves Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio

The Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center
Angela Minnici, Director

The Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center serves Delaware, the Distrcit of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Midwest Regional Comprehensive Center
American Institutes for Research
Alicia Garcia, Director

The Midwest Regional Comprehensive Center serves Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin

North Central Comprehensive Center
Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning
Kathleen Dempsey, Director

The North Central Comprehensive Center serves Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

Northeast Regional Comprehensive Center
RMC Research
Everett Barnes, Director

The Northeast Regional Comprehensive Center serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Northwest Regional Comprehensive Center
Education Northwest
Mike Siebersma, Director

The Northwest Regional Comprehensive Center serves Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Pacific Regional Comprehensive Center
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning
Melly Wilson, Director

The Pacific Regional Comprehensive Center serves American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii, and Palau.

South Central Regional Comprehensive Center
University of Oklahoma
Belinda Biscoe Boni, Director

The South Central Regional Comprehensive Center serves Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.

Special work supporting Indian Education: http://www.sc3ta.org/topics/American_Indian.html

Southeast Regional Comprehensive Center
American Institutes for Research
Beth Howard Brown, Director

The Southeast Regional Comprehensive Center serves Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Texas Comprehensive Center
American Institutes for Research
Jason LaTurner, Director

The Texas Comprehensive Center serves Texas.

West Comprehensive Center
Paul Koehler, Co-Director
Marie Mancuso, Co-Director

The West Comprehensive Center serves Arizona, Nevada, and Utah.


Center on Building State Capacity and Productivity
Edvance Research, Inc.
Dean Nafziger, Director

Center on College and Career Readiness and Success
American Institutes for Research
Susan Therriault, Director

Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes
Rutgers University
Lori Connors-Tadros, Director

Center on Great Teachers and Leaders
American Institutes for Research
Lynn Holdheide, Director

Center on Innovations in Learning
Temple University
Marilyn Murphy, Director

Center on School Turnaround
Carlas McCauley, Director

Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation
Andrew Latham, Director


Last Modified: 04/30/2021