spacerThe New England Comprehensive Center acts on behalf of all students in New England by working with education leaders in each state to fulfill the promise of No Child Left Behind.

By insisting on high achievement by all students, regardless of geography or life circumstance, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) has made the need for high-quality technical assistance paramount for state education leaders. The New England Comprehensive Center (New England CC), one of 16 regional comprehensive centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education, supports education leaders in our six New England states as they strive to meet the goals of the ESEA and improve achievement outcomes for all students.


The mission of the New England CC is to develop the capacity of state education agencies to assist districts and schools in improving achievement outcomes for all students. In doing so, we strive to engage with state education leaders in:

Thinking systemically about the relationships among all elements to create coherence and articulate a common purpose;

Using research-based findings and evidence to evaluate impact, refine practices, seek new solutions, and meet learners' needs;

Acting strategically to maximize opportunities and make the best use of available resources; and

Working collaboratively across leadership levels and organizations to leverage resources and overcome barriers.