The Center features documents and tools in each of the main content areas as Spotlights. The state spotlights are documents and tools excerpted from materials posted on state department of education websites. The spotlighted material is illustrative of the work of the states. No endorsement or assertion of effectiveness by the Center on Innovation & Improvement or its funding agency is implied or intended.

The Spotlighted Resources section is updated monthly. Below, the resources listed are the most current updates.

Supplemental Educational Services - State and Resource Spotlights

School and District Improvement - State and Resource Spotlights

Restructuring & Turnarounds - State and Resource Spotlights

Charter Schools - State and Resource Spotlights

State Systems of Support - State and Resource Spotlights

To view the archived spotlight resources, go to the Research, Reports, and Tools webpage and search for spotlights.

CII's Signature Initiatives


CII's web-based planning and coaching tool for district and school improvement, along with CII-developed training and materials, is now being used in several states, with support from thier regional comprehensive centers.

Strengthening the Statewide Systems of Support

CII's Handbook on Statewide Systems of Support is the manual for states across the country in their work with their regional comprehensive centers to self-assess and improve their systems of support.
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State Education Agencies
(State Departments. of Education)

Doing What Works

What Works Clearinghouse
(Scientific evidence of what works in education)

Office of Non-Public Education

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