Building Capacity to

Make a Difference

The North Central Comprehensive Center is one of 15 regional centers across the nation that are funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide assistance to and build capacity in state education agencies (SEAs) in the implementation of federal initiatives and programs.
Operated by McREL International, the North Central Comprehensive Center serves
Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
The North Central Comprehensive Center's region is a geographic area of 318,833 square miles (8.6% of the nation’s geographic area) serving approximately 946,246 children under the age of 18 (1.3% of the national population of children). Although there are urban and suburban areas, the North Central Region is predominantly rural.


Onward to Year Six

On August 30, members of the North Central Comprehensive Center (NCCC) Advisory Board came together in Denver to reflect on our year-five projects, and to provide input and guidance into year-six planning.

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Developing Regional Academic Language Cohorts

In an effort to develop student capacity to increase academic language, South Dakota Title III Director Yutzil Becker teamed up with the NCCC to train a cohort of educators preparing to deliver targeted professional development to teachers across South Dakota. For more information, please contact Jane Hill at or call 303-632-5529.

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