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Center for Collaborative Education

Center for Collaborative Education Contact Information:

33 Harrison Ave, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02111

Phone: 617-421-0134

CES Affiliate for 15-20 Years

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The Center for Collaborative Education (CCE) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization established in 1994 to develop and promote innovative models of schools that increase justice and opportunity for all learners. CCE’s mission is to transform schools to ensure that all students succeed. We partner with educators and leaders to develop strategies, processes, and tools that prepare every student to achieve academically and make a positive contribution to a democratic society.

We fulfill our mission in three primary ways:

-Creating, supporting, and sustaining learning environments that are collaborative, democratic, and equitable
-Building capacity within districts and schools to adopt effective practices that promote collaborative, democratic and equitable learning for students and educators
-Catalyzing systemic change at the state, district, and school levels through policy, research and advocacy work

Our current work focuses on four strategic program areas: District and School Design; Instruction and Assessment; Research, Evaluation and Policy; and Leadership Development. In these areas, CCE works directly with educators and other professionals in schools, districts, and states to increase educational access and opportunity, with particular attention to groups that have historically been underserved and whose voices have been largely absent from education and policy discussions: students of color, low-income populations, and English Language Learners.

Professional Development Opportunities or Events:

Quality Performance Assessment Summer Institute:

QPA Summer Institute is a four-day, annual convening - where our highly-trained staff work with educators to develop their assessment literacy and build their capacity to implement performance assessment systems and accompanying performance tasks in their schools and classrooms.

Other CCE events, such as webinars or professional development courses, are listed at: