In 2019, the US Department of Education created a five-year Comprehensive Center Network Program. This program groups states and US territories into 19 grant-funded Centers across the country and one National Content Center. Using strategic performance management and implementation science, with an emphasis on equity and cultural proficiency, these Centers are helping state education agencies implement their plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act and improve student academic achievement.

The Region 16 Comprehensive Center (R16CC) is comprised of 29 educational service districts (ESDs) across Alaska, Oregon, and Washington. R16CC’s leadership includes a Project Director (in Alaska) and two Co-directors (one in Oregon and one in Washington). A 15-member, tri-state Advisory Board meets annually to promote high-quality Center performance and guide the R16CC leadership activities and strategies.


As a network of 29 educational services districts in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, we are a responsive and innovative partner guided by the needs of educators and communities to improve the educational outcomes for each student.


We engage state, regional, tribal, school, and community partners to improve the quality and equity of education for each student by providing evidence-based services and supports.


Goal #1

Provide high quality, intensive, capacity-building services to states.

Goal #2

Promote effective instruction in classrooms and schools.

Goal #3

Provide families and students with access and opportunities for a high-quality education that meets their individual needs.

Value Statements


We act with students central to our work.


We build trusting, collaborative partnerships that enhance services and make a greater impact.


We seek and include diverse perspectives and participation, adapting to varied needs.


We stay curious and view unexpected outcomes as opportunities to learn.