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.
Our partners in Illinois are focused on developing and aligning responses to the state’s teacher shortage, including through improved teacher retention.
Current R9CC projects in Illinois include:
Our partners in Iowa are focused on ensuring that all students have access to effective teachers and high-quality curriculum.
Current R9CC projects in Iowa include: