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Who We Are

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) at SEDL is one of 15 regional comprehensive centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The centers provide training and technical assistance to state education agencies (SEAs) to enable them to assist school districts and schools in the implementation and administration of programs authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the use of research-based information and strategies. SECC works closely with SEAs in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina to support their efforts to implement, scale up, and sustain initiatives statewide and to lead and support their school districts and schools in improving student outcomes. Partners in this project include the American Institutes for Research and RMC Research.

Meet Our Experts

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Eric Waters
Database Development Associate

Mr. Waters develops and manages online database systems and Web applications to support work with state departments of education and other clients on projects, such as the  Early Warning Data System (EWDS), a database application that helps schools and districts identify students at risk for dropping out of high school.
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Resource Highlights

  • Innovations in Learning

    edshelf CIL Collections of Innovative Educational Technology Tools

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  • Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes

    Data in Head Start and Early Head Start: Digging Into Data

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  • School Turnaround

    Creating a School-Community Culture of Learning: Exemplary Leadership Practices in Four School Districts

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  • Building State Capacity and Productivity

    New Challenges, New Mindsets, New Disciplines: Transforming the SEA into a Modern Performance Organization

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  • Standards and Assessments Implementation

    Supporting Students In Close Reading

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  • Great Teachers and Leaders

    Moving Toward Equity

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  • College and Career Readiness and Success

    CCRS Interactive State Map

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  • Supporting Sustainability Efforts in School Turnaround

    Supporting Sustainability Efforts in School Turnaround

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  • common core math videos

    The Common Core State Standards Videos — Mathematics


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  • Common Core Videos

    The Common Core State Standards Videos — English language arts


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Project Highlight

Mississippi Strengthening System of Recognition, Accountability and Support

Continued technical assistance in the development of the Mississippi Department of Education's System of Recognition, Accountability, and Support (SRAS) operational manual that describes the state's framework for delivering differentiated services to districts/schools, how it will engage stakeholders in providing input around the quality of services provided to districts/schools, how the MDE will continuously evaluate the SRAS in order to make informed decisions about and effectively/efficiently deliver services, and the structure that will be implemented to build the capacity of districts/school to lead the school improvement work at the local educational agency level. Additionally the MDE will create a structure for ensuring these tasks are aligned with the tasks outlined in the flexibility waiver.

Project in: Mississippi.

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Project ID: 74