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Sep 30, 2022
Matthew Finster, R5CC, and Carla Warren, Ed.D., Director of Educator Development and Support at the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE), were guests on Education Talk Radio. They discussed how the Region 5 Comprehensive Center and WVDE are working together to strengthen teacher leadership programs. The episode is available at: "Developing Teacher Leadership Programs in States and School Districts":  The podcast is archived on: Apple…
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Sep 28, 2022
The charge of the Comprehensive Center program is to support State education agencies (SEAs), regional education agencies (REAs), local education agencies (LEAs), and schools so they can improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, and improve the quality of instruction. The U.S. Department of Education defines capacity-building (CB) services as assistance that strengthens an individual’s or organization’s ability to…
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Jul 21, 2022
The Region 5 Comprehensive Center (R5CC) will publish a new resource to guide you through the principles of strategic budgeting.  Stay tuned for more information. We built the Principles of Strategic Budgeting resource from our recent blog series on Strategic Budgeting.  We designed the new resource for local education officials involved in creating, maintaining, or publicizing their education budgets.  It covers the five elements of strategic…
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Jun 20, 2022
A book study is like a book club, in that a group of people gather to discuss a book.  But there are a number of differences too.  For example, a book study is generally in a more formal setting, like work or a classroom.  In addition, book studies generally focus on one book, and take it slowly over a specified period of time.  In the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), the Office of Teaching and Learning's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion,…
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Jun 15, 2022
Near the end of 2021, the U.S. Surgeon General described the tremendous impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on children and adolescents, often exacerbating the mental health challenges they experienced prior to the pandemic’s onset. This blog introduces the second topical brief in a series developed by the Region 5 Comprehensive Center (R5CC). The latest topical brief highlights the needs and strategies used to strengthen social and emotional…

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