The U.S. Department of Education selected McREL International as the lead agency to operate the North Central Comprehensive Center (NCCC). McREL International is a private, nonprofit education research and development corporation that has turned knowledge about what works in education into practical guidance for educators since 1966.
Our staff creates and delivers: sophisticated data analyses and program evaluation; rigorous scientific studies; authentic and effective professional development; high-quality, field-tested products and services; insightful reports, articles, books, and tools. McREL has grown into an international organization serving an array of clients across the United States, Canada, the Pacific region, Australia, and other parts of the world. To learn more, visit: mcrel.org
McREL International provides training and technical assistance to accomplish two main goals:

GOAL

1

Build Capacity

Build each state’s capacity to implement and administer programs of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and help districts and schools achieve the goals of the law.

GOAL

2

Improve Access

Improve each state's access to resources, information, and services that help districts (especially low-performing districts) improve student learning, close achievement gaps, and sustain school improvement.
North Central Comprehensive Center staff members are knowledgeable educators and researchers whose experience and expertise combines to meet the unique challenges faced by rural schools and districts in the NCCC region – Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
 
The North Central Comprehensive Center partners with the state departments of education to:
 • Provide high-quality technical assistance
 • Build collaborative relationships
 • Support state and local educational agencies in making systemic changes
 • Disseminate research-based practices to build local and state capacity
 
The NCCC is a federally funded Comprehensive Center, all of our work with state education agencies is conducted free of charge for services or related travel.
 

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