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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 Applications 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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Project Highlight

Ensuring School Readiness Community of Practice

SECC will establish a regional community of practice (CoP) focused on ensuring school readiness and success of preschool-age children in the five states in its region. This CoP will provide a forum in which SEA representatives can interact and collaborate with national experts and staffs from other SEAs to learn about research-based and emerging promising practices in the area of school readiness, analyze their state's use of resources to address this topic, and develop strategies for strengthening connections between services provided through funding sources and K–12 standards and expectations in the state.

Project in: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina.

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Project ID: 71

Upcoming Events

  • April 27, 2015
    TKES and LKES Regional Feedback Session Metro RESA
    Smyrna, Georgia
  • April 27, 2015
    TKES and LKES Regional Feedback Session West Georgia RESA
    Grantville, Georgia
  • April 28, 2015
    TKES and LKES Regional Feedback Session Griffin RESA
    Griffin, Georgia
  • April 29, 2015
    TKES and LKES Regional Feedback Session Middle Georgia RESA
    Warner Robbins, Georgia
  • April 29, 2015
    Mississippi Department of Education Early Childhood Stakeholder Group Meeting Mississippi Department of Education
    Jackson, MS
  • April 30, 2015
    TKES and LKES Regional Feedback Session Chattahoochie-Flint RESA
    Ellaville, Georgia
  • April 30, 2015
    Measuring Principal Effectiveness University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • May 4, 2015
    TKES and LKES Regional Feedback Session NE Georgia RESA
    Winterville, Georgia
  • May 5, 2015
    TKES and LKES Regional Feedback Session Oconee RESA
    Tindel, Georgia
  • May 5-6, 2015
    Leveraging Resources Conference 2015 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • May 6, 2015
    TKES and LKES Regional Feedback Session Central Savannah River RESA
    Dearing, Georgia
  • May 7, 2015
    TKES and LKES Regional Feedback Session First District RESA
    Brooklet, Georgia
  • May 11, 2015
    TKES and LKES Regional Feedback Session Heart of Georgia RESA
    Eastman, Georgia
  • May 12, 2015
    TKES and LKES Regional Feedback Session Okefenokee RESA
    Waycross, Georgia
  • May 13, 2015
    TKES and LKES Regional Feedback Session Costal Plains RESA
    Lenox, Georgia
  • May 14, 2015
    TKES and LKES Regional Feedback Session Southwest Georgia RESA
    Camilla, Georgia
  • May 20-21, 2015
    Alabama-Mississippi Community of Practice Work Session #2 Mississippi Department of Education's Greymont building
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • June 3-4, 2015
    EXCELLENCE Embassy Suites-New Orleans Convention Center
    New Orleans, LA
  • June 4-23, 2015
    South Carolina Department of Education Science PD Series for Teachers Various Locations Around the State
    Various Cities Around the State
  • June 10-12, 2015
    2015 — Making Connections Conference Mississippi Coast Convention Center
    Biloxi, MS
  • June 14-17, 2015
    Mississippi Association of Federal Education Program Directors 2015 Annual Summer Conference Hilton-Jackson
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • June 21-25, 2015
    National Charter School Conference 2015 Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • July 20-24, 2015
    2015 MEGA Conference Mobile Convention Center (Surrounding Hotels)
    Mobile, Alabama
  • July 28-30, 2015
    2015 Alabama Association for Career and Technical Education (ALACTE) Summer PD Conference Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC)
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • September 9-11, 2015
    Georgia Educational Leadership Institute Atlanta Marriott Marquis
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • October 19-20, 2015
    2015 Joint Leadership Development Conference (JLDC) Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC)
    Birmingham, Alabama

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