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The Teacher's Guide to the U.S. Department of Education - September 2000

Comprehensive Regional Assistance Centers

The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education funds the Comprehensive Assistance Centers to support schools as they engage in comprehensive school change efforts to continuously improve teaching, learning, and student achievement; and to help schools improve the academic performance of all students, especially those who have traditionally been underserved by the education system. Each Comprehensive Assistance Center provides high quality technical assistance and services to states, districts, and schools to facilitate the success of educational reform and school improvement initiatives.

Each assistance center serves as the single point of contact for requests for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) services and programs; links educators to an established network of national, regional, and local service providers through a coordinated effort allowing convenient "one-stop shopping". Each center works to empower school personnel and to improve teaching and learning for all children; based on effective practices and the latest research. Priorities are to assist school wide programs, to help local education agencies that have the highest percentages of children in poverty, and to help all children achieve high standards.

Region I:
(CT; MA; ME; NH; RI; VT)
Vivian Guilfoy, Director
Education Development Center, Inc
55 Chapel Street
Newton, MA 02158-1060
(617)969-7100, ext. 2310
fax: (617) 332-4318
toll-free: (800)332-0226
e-mail: compcenter@edc.org
url: http://www.edc.org/NECAC/

Region II:
(New York)
LaMar P. Miller, Executive Director
New York Technical Assistance Center
New York University
82 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003-6680
(212) 998-511
fax: (212) 995-4199/4041
toll-free: (800) 4NYU-224
toll-free restrictions: NY residents only
url: http://www.nyu.edu/education/metrocenter/ nytac/nytac.html

Region III:
(DC; DE; MD; NJ; OH; PA)
Dr. Charlene Rivera, Director
George Washington University
1730 North Lynn Street, Suite 401
Arlington, VA 22209
fax: (703) 528-5973
toll-free: (800)925-3223
e-mail: r3cc@ceee.gwu.edu
url: http://r3cc.ceee.gwu.edu

Region IV
(KY; NC; SC; TN; VA; WV)
Pamela K. Buckley
Appalachia Educational Laboratory, Inc.
1700 North Moore St., Suite 1275
Arlington, VA 22209-1903
fax: (703) 266-0266
toll-free: (800)624-9120
url: http://www.ael.org/cac

Region V
(AL; AR; GA; LA; MS)
Dr. Hai Tran, Director
Southeast Comprehensive Assistance Center
3330 North Causeway Boulevard, Suite 430
Metaire, LA 70002-3573
(504) 838-6861
fax: (504) 831-5242
e-mail: htran@sedl.org
url: http://www.sedl.org/secac.welcome.html

Region VI:
(IA; MI; MN; ND; SD; WI)
Minerva Coyne, Director
University of Wisconsin
1025 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53706
fax: (608) 263-3733
e-mail: ccvi@macc.wisc.edu
url: http://www.wcer.wisc.edu/ccvi/

Region VII:
(IL; IN; KS; MO; NE; OK)
John E. Steffens, Director
University of Oklahoma
555 Constitution Street, Suite 128
Norman, OK 73037-0005
(405) 325-1711
fax: (405) 325-1824
e-mail: regionVII@ou.edu
url: http://www.region7.ou.edu

Region VIII:
Maria Robledo Montecel, Executive Director
Albert Cortez, Site Director
Intercultural Development Research Association
5835 Callaghan Road, Suite 350
San Antonio, TX 78228-1190
(210) 684-8180
fax: (210) 684-5389
e-mail: idra@idra.org
url: http://www.starcenter.org

Region IX
(AZ; CO; NM; NV; UT)
Paul E. Martinez, Director
1700 Grande Court
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 891-5744
fax: (505) 891-5744
email: pmartinez@cesdp.nm.hu.edu
url: http://www.cesdp.nmhu.edu/swcc/

Region X
(ID; MT; WA; WY)
Ethel Simon-McWilliams, Executive Director
Carlos Sundermann, Center Director
Northwest Regional Assistance Center
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
101 SW Main Street, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204-3297
fax: (503) 275-9625
toll free: (800)547-6339
e-mail: nwrac@nwrel.org
url: http://www.nwrac.org

Region XI:
(Northern California)
Beverly P. Farr, Director
Northern California Comprehensive Assistance Center
730 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
fax: (415) 565-3012
toll-free: (800)645-3276
e-mail: jcuevas@wested.org
url: http://www.wested.org/cc

Region XII:
(Southern California)
Henry Mothner, Director
Los Angeles County Office of Education
9300 Imperial Highway
Downey, CA 90242-2890
fax: (562) 940-1798
e-mail: mothner_henry@lacoe.edu
url: http://sccac.lacoe.edu

Region XIII:
Bill Buell, Program Director
South East Regional Resource Center
210 Ferry Way, Suite 200
Juneau, AK 99801
fax: (907) 463-3811
toll-free: 1-888-43-AKRAC
e-mail: webmas@akrac.k12.ak.us
url: http://www.akrac.k12.ak.us

Region XIV:
(FL, PR, and VI)
Trudy Hensley, Director
Educational Testing Service
1000 North Ashley Drive, Suite 312
Tampa, Fl 33602
(800) 756-9003
fax: (813) 228-0632
e-mail: thensley@ets.org
url: http://www.ets.org/ccxiv

Region XV:
(Hawaii; American Samoa; Federated States of Micronesia; Guam; Republic of the Marshall Islands; Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; Republic of Palau)
Hilda Heine, Project Director
Pacific Region Educational Laboratory
Alii Place, 25th Floor
1099 Alakea Street
Honolulu, HI 96813-4513
(808) 441-1300
fax: (808) 441-1385
e-mail: askprel@prel.hawaii.edu
url: http://www.prel.org/


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