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Mar 28, 2022
“You can’t solve a problem until you are asking the right questions.” – Albert Einstein   The Region 5 Comprehensive Center along with state leaders in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia has been working to develop and implement Networked Improvement Communities (NIC) to inform improvement initiatives with an organized approach. This blog provides an overview of Step 3 in the 8-step NIC process, developing a well-specified…
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Shot of a diverse group of businesspeople having a meeting in an office. They are sitting in a circle around a table in a room with lots of windows.
Mar 2, 2022
The Region 5 Comprehensive Center offers the second of two blog posts on the development of an effective Networked Improvement Community, focused on the strengths of diversity in building a team. Region 5 Comprehensive Center along with state leaders in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia has been working to develop and implement Networked Improvement Communities (NIC) to inform improvement initiatives with an organized approach.…
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Feb 23, 2022
The Region 5 Comprehensive Center offers the first of two blog posts on the development of an effective Networked Improvement Community, focused on building the team. The Region 5 Comprehensive Center along with state leaders in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia has been working to develop and implement Networked Improvement Communities (NIC) to inform improvement initiatives with an organized approach. The NIC process can be a…
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Jan 26, 2022
The Region 5 Comprehensive Center along with state leaders in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia has been working to develop and implement Networked Improvement Communities (NIC) to inform improvement initiatives with an organized approach. The NIC process can be a powerful approach for solving a problem of practice, introducing new initiatives, or revising currently existing practices in education. The education community has…
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Jan 4, 2022
Follow the Region 5 Comprehensive Center (R5CC) team, where state co-leads work with departments of education in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia on projects to build state-level capacity to address regional and district needs.  These include high percentages of persistently low-performing schools in poor communities, students with disabilities, and rates of opioid addiction.  As R5CC Director, Kimberly Hambrick sees it, “By…

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