Centers of Regional Excellence
CORE strives to provide districts with the support to create regional collaborative relationships, differentiated professional development and evidence based best practice sharing. By establishing an agreed upon set of norms, CORE staff will work closely with district staff in doing the "right work" to improve student learning. The department has eight regional offices throughout the state staffed with an executive director and support staff that includes academic specialists, fiscal and consolidated planning consultants.
CORE support begins with an analysis of district data, needs assessment, and an evaluation of the district's current level of implementation actions. CORE team members work intensely with district leaders around the following framework:
- Data-driven decision making in collaborative teams
- Curriculum Support
- Leader and Teacher Effectiveness
- Balanced assessment system
- Response to Intervention and Instruction