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Who we are

The Texas Comprehensive Center (TXCC) 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), enabling them to assist school districts and schools in the implementation and administration of programs authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and using research-based information and strategies. TXCC works closely with the Texas Education Agency, supporting their efforts to implement, scale up, and sustain initiatives statewide as well as lead and support their school districts and schools in improving student outcomes. The TXCC partners with RMC Research.

Meet Our Experts

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Eric Waters
Database Development 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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Resource Highlights

  • College and Career Readiness and Success

    Overview: State Definitions of College and Career Readiness

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  • College and Career Readiness and Success

    The District Role in Supporting College and Career Readiness for Students

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  • Innovations in Learning

    Creating a Content Strategy for Mobile Devices in the Classroom

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  • Great Teachers and Leaders

    High Fidelity: Investing in Evaluation Training

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  • Standards and Assessments Implementation

    Standards Implementation Framework

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  • Building State Capacity and Productivity

    SEA Strategic Communications

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  • Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes

    FAST FACT: Inclusion of Pre‐Kindergarten and Other Early Childhood Staff in State Teacher Evaluation Systems

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  • School Turnaround

    Supporting Sustainability Efforts in School Turnaround

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  • Supporting Sustainability Efforts in School Turnaround

    Supporting Sustainability Efforts in School Turnaround

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Project Highlight

Expanded Learning Opportunities Council

As directed by Senate Bill 503 (83rd regular session of the Texas Legislature, 2013), the Commissioner of Education appointed 13 members to the Expanded Learning Opportunities Council to study ways to offer high-quality out-of-school time programs and extended school days and years to more students. The council will make recommendations to assist local communities to develop expanded learning systems through analysis of current research on best practices, program availability and unmet needs, opportunities and incentives for expanding business and charitable support, and opportunities to promote experiential STEM learning. TXCC is supporting TEA on this project by helping plan and facilitate meetings and assisting with work process mapping and work plan development. The council is required to submit two state action plans with timelines to the state legislature, one by November 1, 2014, and one by November 1, 2016.

Project ID: 138

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