• SEA Strategic Communications Collaborative -

    As part of a broader strategic communications initiative, C3 and SC3 facilitated a convening with the collaborative members, centers, and SEAs on July 1-2, 2015, entitled, “Strategic Communication: Navigating Policy and Politics in a Competing Information Environment.”

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  • Peer-to-Peer Learning: A Cross-state Collaboration -

    SC3 and collaborators develop peer-to-peer learning opportunities between the Arkansas Department of Education and Georgia Department of Education.

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  • New Oklahoma Academic Standards Adopted -

    Oklahoma Legislature approved new Oklahoma Academic Standards for English language arts and Mathematics on March 21, 2016.  

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The South Central Comprehensive Center (SC3) is part of a national network of centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to support the improvement of educational outcomes. The state portals below provide information about the Center's work in each state along with state education-related data, technical assistance contacts, and the membership of the State Coordinating Council.

SC3 Region

ArkansasLouisianaNew MexicoOklahoma

Focus on American Indian Education

The American Indian Education portal provides information about the Center's work in Indian education. The portal includes information about ongoing technical assistance work, related resources on this site, links to relevant state information, and other resources.

Visit the American Indian Education portal.



Priority Reform Initiatives

The U.S. Department of Education has established a series of reform initiatives the Comprehensive Centers are charged with supporting through assistance to the state departments of education. SC3 has created portals dedicated to each specific priority reform initiative with information about the ongoing technical assistance work with each state, related resources on this site, links to relevant state information, and other resources.

College & Career ReadyHighly Effective Teachers & LeadersLow Performing SchoolsEarly LearningRigorous Instructional PathwaysInnovative Approaches to Teaching and LearningData-based Decision-making
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