Our Partners

The Region 6 Comprehensive Center (RC6) at SERVE benefits from the expertise and complementary services of three substantive partners.

Academic Development Institute of Lincoln, Illinois(ADI)
Founded in 1984, ADI originally led comprehensive school reform projects at the Laboratory for Student Success at Temple University, designing and implementing school reform models across the country. In 2005, the U.S. Dept. of Education (ED) awarded ADI the opportunity to operate the national Center on Innovation & Improvement, one of five newly created content centers. Since 2012, ADI has continued national technical assistance work partnering in three national content centers —Building State Capacity and Productivity, School Turnaround, and Innovations in Learning. ADI has also worked with State Educational Agencies (SEAs) throughout the nation on train-the-trainer processes using its Four Domains of Rapid Improvement.

Areas of focus for ADI’s work within the RC6:

  • Providing supports around strategic performance management at the SEA level
  • Leading the train-the-trainer process designed to overlay an equity focus on school improvement for CSI/TSI schools in three states
  • Collaborating to support the selection, implementation, and evaluation of Family Engagement interventions at the LEA/CSI school level.

For more about ADI visit adi.org

Bellwether Education Partners of Boston/Washington D.C.
A national nonprofit, Bellwether Education Partners focuses on dramatically changing education and life outcomes for under served children. BEP helps education organizations accelerate their impact and by working to improve policy and practice through six service areas: policy analysis and research; strategy and growth planning; organizational effectiveness and efficiency; implementation support; educational program evaluation; and academic and program advising.

Area of focus for Bellwether’s work within the RC6:

  • The RC6 subcontracts with Bellwether to serve as an external evaluator, offering annual summative reporting as well as ongoing formative evaluation.

Find more about Bellwether Education Partners at bellwethereducation.org

The Institute for Performance Improvement of Atlanta, Georgia (TIFPI)
A woman-owned business, TIFPI provides training and certifications for school improvement facilitators. Founded in 2012, the TIFPI team has demonstrated expertise in performance improvement; school improvement; human capital management; credential development; talent management; and adult training and development. Working at multiple levels (SEAs, Local Educational Agencies, schools), TIFPI developed 10 key practices for facilitating sustainable improvement and transformation. These key practices became the national Certified School Improvement Specialist™ standards, and the basis for the national CSIS™ job certification. The CSIS™ standards form the basis for TIFPI’s training program called LAUNCH!™ Learning and Performance Series for education leaders and school improvement specialists and coaches.

Areas of focus for TIFPI’swork within the RC6:

  • Deliver the LAUNCH!™ Learning and Performance Series training program to educational professionals in three states. This training is an intensive, sequenced, job-embedded professional development that engages participants in using school performance data and exploring evidence-based solutions.

Learn more about TIFPI at tifpiedu.org

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This website was developed under a grant from the Department of Education through the Office of Program and Grantee Support Services (PGSS) within the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), by the Region 6 Comprehensive Center (RC6) at the SERVE Center at UNC Greensboro under Award #S283B190055. This website contains resources that are provided for the reader’s convenience. These materials may contain the views and recommendations of various subject matter experts as well as hypertext links, contact addresses, and websites to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any outside information included in these materials. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Education. No official endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education of any product, commodity, service, enterprise, curriculum, or program of instruction mentioned in this document is intended or should be inferred.

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