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Oct 27, 2022
Marvels Avengers. The Fellowship of the Ring. Coffee and chocolate. Sometimes significant challenges require a group response to bring about meaningful, persistent resolutions. This is particularly the case when we’re talking about efforts toward continuous improvement, a process through which barriers to improved learning outcomes are identified, responses are developed and tested, and—ultimately—solutions are implemented across settings and…
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Oct 11, 2022
How do we boost teacher leader morale and satisfaction with their work? Authors of a new article, Leaning in on Management to Empower Teacher Leaders, published in the Journal of Education Human Resources, suggest some compelling answers. Authors Matthew Finster and Amy Lamitie of the Region 5 Comprehensive Center contend that to boost morale and satisfaction, and fulfill the promise of teacher leadership, district and school leaders need to…
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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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