• Fourth Annual SC3 Regional Advisory Board Meeting -

    Save the Date for September 29, 2016: Fourth Annual SC3 Regional Advisory Board Meeting! 

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  • Support for Equity and Diversity (C3/SC3 Projects Update May 2016) -

    Read more about the timeline the ongoing support C3, SC3, and collaborators have provided to build SEA leadership capacity to support districts and schools, with the ultimate goal of closing achievement gaps among diverse student populations and improving teaching and learning for all students. 

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  • New Mexico Arts Integration Program (SC3 Projects Update May 2016) -

    An arts integration experience for New Mexico to build capacity to support and implement a program for some of its districts and schools is underway. To support this endeavor, SC3 connected NMPED Priority Schools Bureau leadership, Eubank Academy of Fine Arts, and APS with Wilson Arts Integration Elementary School in Oklahoma City.

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  • SEA Strategic Communications Collaborative -

    As part of a broader strategic communications initiative, C3 and SC3 facilitated a convening with the collaborative members, centers, and SEAs on July 1-2, 2015, entitled, “Strategic Communication: Navigating Policy and Politics in a Competing Information Environment.”

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  • 2015 Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Directors Meeting -

    SC3 co-presented with WIDA Consortium about the American Indian English Learners Research Alliance (AIERA) project at the Native American and Alaska Native Children in School (NAM) Directors Meeting on September 8-9, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

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The South Central Comprehensive Center (SC3) is part of a national network of centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to support the improvement of educational outcomes. The state portals below provide information about the Center's work in each state along with state education-related data, technical assistance contacts, and the membership of the State Coordinating Council.

SC3 Region

ArkansasLouisianaNew MexicoOklahoma

Focus on American Indian Education

The American Indian Education portal provides information about the Center's work in Indian education. The portal includes information about ongoing technical assistance work, related resources on this site, links to relevant state information, and other resources.

Visit the American Indian Education portal.



Priority Reform Initiatives

The U.S. Department of Education has established a series of reform initiatives the Comprehensive Centers are charged with supporting through assistance to the state departments of education. SC3 has created portals dedicated to each specific priority reform initiative with information about the ongoing technical assistance work with each state, related resources on this site, links to relevant state information, and other resources.

College & Career ReadyHighly Effective Teachers & LeadersLow Performing SchoolsEarly LearningRigorous Instructional PathwaysInnovative Approaches to Teaching and LearningData-based Decision-making
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Education in the News

"We as students, and people of marginalized communities, belong at the table."


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