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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.

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Sylvia Pirtle
Program Associate

Dr. Pirtle's current work centers on building the capacity of leadership at all levels of the educational system. She provides technical assistance in instructional leadership, data-driven decision making, leadership for systemic reform, and efforts to improve statewide systems of support.
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Resource Highlights

Project Highlight

Teacher Mentoring Advisory Committee

In May 2013, the Texas Legislature passed H.B. 2012 that requires the TEA to provide administrative support to a committee charged with making recommendations to the governor and legislature by January 1, 2015 regarding the improvement of new teacher mentorship programs in Texas. The TXCC will provide technical assistance to the TEA through meeting co-facilitation, responding to requests for specific information on research-based practices and emerging promising practices in the area of teacher mentoring, accessing subject-specific experts, and assisting in developing required reports.

Project ID: 132

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