Initiatives by State

The Region 5 Comprehensive Center is currently working on the following initiatives.

World Language Academic Standards

This initiative assists KDE in updating the state's World Language Academic Standards to better align with current research and reflect stakeholder feedback.


Impact of Economic Shutdown

This initiative assists KDE with identifying what actions the state should take to mitigate the long-term impact of the economic shutdown.


Recruit and Maintain Effective Educators

The purpose of this project is to identify evidence-based practices and promising regional practices for TDOE to consider as they design and implement an intensive and comprehensive plan to recruit, prepare, engage, support, and retain effective educators in Tennessee.


Framework for Adult Learning

This initiative (1) develops a framework for delivering high-quality professional development to educators, (2) understands best practices for virtual learning, particularly for educators in rural areas with limited access to the internet, and (3) improves digital learning throughout the state.


Equity and Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning

This initiative supports TDOE with the planning and design of professional development that builds educators' understanding of culturally responsive teaching and learning.


Compliance Model to Continuous Improvement

This initiative builds capacity in VDOE to successfully transition from a compliance model to a continuous improvement model of school improvement through office team development, identifying promising practices, and embracing an implementation science framework.


Instructional Literacy Resources

This initiative builds capacity in VDOE by supporting efforts to strengthen awareness of the OER system and build a repository of high-quality literacy resources accessible by educators across the Commonwealth.  


Educators Navigating Opioid Epidemic

This initiative, in collaboration with WVDE and West Virginia University, builds the capacity of educators to support students who are impacted by the opioid epidemic. 


Adverse Childhood Experiences—Reclaim WV

This initiative builds capacity of West Virginia’s educators to support students with adverse childhood experiences through targeted trainings, materials, and aligned professional learning opportunities. 


Teacher Prep

This initiative builds upon efforts underway in West Virginia that support educator preparation programs by focusing on rethinking residency programs, as well as recruitment and retention strategies.


This initiative, in collaboration with the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, is working to develop SEA's capacity to identify, test, and scale evidence-based practices in the following ways: (1) design interventions that address learning loss associated with early school closures due to COVID-19; and (2) identify, test, and scale interventions that support all ESSA underserved subgroups, including homeless, military, and foster student subgroups.