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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
Web Development Specialist

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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Project Highlight

Federal Program Support

SECC will continue to provide co-facilitation and content expertise for the MDE Federal Programs Steering Committee. The committee provides a forum in which MDE staff can interact and strengthen connections with local school districts, obtain feedback from districts on key statewide topics, analyze state practices, and identify evidence-based responses. Additionally, SECC will work with MDE on enhancing the current Office of Federal Programs’ (OFP) internal plan of work to develop a three-year systemic plan and on building the capacity of OFP staff members to provide effective TA to school districts.

Project in: Mississippi.

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Project ID: 101

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