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The Center for Collaborative Education (CCE) is a nonprofit organization established in 1994 to promote innovative models of schools and to engage in related activities that increase justice and opportunity for all learners.

CCE employs a set of well-defined, multi-disciplinary programs, services and tools designed to help educators promote and deliver rigorous, culturally responsive and relevant instruction and assessment that is aligned to curriculum and that meets or exceeds the Common Core State Standards. Our supporting activities include the production of provocative, data-driven content, and advocacy that drives reform and meaningful social change.

Our committed, well-trained and highly motivated team works with educators in the following ways:

Instruction and Assessment


School and District Design

Research, Evaluation, Policy




CCE is an Approved Provider for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in the following areas:
- Essential Conditions for School Effectiveness
(for Levels 3 and 4 schools)
- Educator Evaluation
- Effective Use of Data
- Effective District Systems of Support (for Levels 3 and 4)
- Professional Learning Communities
- Aspiring Teacher Residencies

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Center for Collaborative Education and Education Resource Strategies prepared the report, The Path Forward: School Autonomy and Its Implications for the Future of Boston’s Public Schools, for the Boston Public Schools with the support of the Boston Foundation. The report explores the effects of current school autonomy structures on Boston's public school operations and leadership. Watch a video of the forum and a video that accompanied the report.

Featured in Massachusetts Association of Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages' (MATSOL) issue of Currents Vol. 37, No. 1 Spring/Summer 2014, CCE's Sarah Ottow and Jacqui Holmes explore the importance of collaborative inquiry as an essential, systemic practice for schools in Improved Student Learning through Teacher Inquiry.

CCE is awarded 5 year, $4.8 million Federal grant. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced that more than $13 million in grants has been awarded to 20 projects under the School Leadership Program which supports the development, enhancement, and expansion of innovative programs to recruit, train, and mentor principals and assistant principals for high-need schools and districts.

CCE's Quality Performance Assessment Initiative featured in Teacher Learning Through Assessment - How Student-Performance Assessments Can Support Teacher Learning by Linda Darling-Hammond and Beverly Falk September 2013

CCE’s Quality Performance Assessment: A Guide for Schools and Districts available for purchase from Amazon.

For more information, please view
our QPA Overview video
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