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.
Our primary services— District and School Design; Instruction and Assessment; and Research, Evaluation and Policy—are designed to support educators in creating and delivering rigorous, culturally responsive educational experiences that engage young people and prepare them for college, career and civic life. At the same time, through collaborations with other reform leaders and production of provocative, data-driven content and advocacy, we seek to drive meaningful, systemic social change.
The entire CCE staff is fueled by a passion to attain educational equity*—the creation of belief systems and educational policies, practices, and programs, necessary to:
- Provide barrier-free cultures for any student group, particularly students within historically underserved groups, in which respect and dialogue are the norm
- Provide equitable educational opportunities along with differentiated support and resources to ensure that every student, in all subgroups, demonstrates competency over rigorous standards for academic performance
We strive to contribute to planned, systemic strategies that focus on the core of the teaching and learning process (curriculum, instruction, assessment, and culture). We believe that equity encompasses an ongoing process of examination of data, inquiry, action, and reflection. We aspire to be, and develop, leaders who communicate and act upon an equity belief system to create equity-driven schools.
* Adapted from “Educational Equity Defined” by Barbara Bitters