Our Work

The Region 9 Comprehensive Center provides intensive capacity-building services to state education agencies and other education stakeholders in Illinois and Iowa. We help the states, districts, and schools in our region successfully identify, implement, and sustain evidence-based programs and practices, with the goal of improving outcomes for educators and students alike. This work supports states in the implementation of their Every Student Succeeds Act and strategic plans. Stay tuned for details on our first set of projects in each state!

Illinois

Illinois

Our partners in Illinois are focused on developing and aligning responses to the state’s teacher shortage, including through improved teacher retention. The Region 9 team is currently developing a scope of work to support Illinois stakeholders in these areas.

Iowa

Iowa

Our partners in Iowa are focused on ensuring that all students have access to effective teachers and high-quality curriculum. The Region 9 team is currently developing a scope of work to support Iowa stakeholders in these areas.