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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

For information:


The Center for Collaborative Education, Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, and
Boston Public Schools just released a new study, Opportunity and Equity: Enrollment and Outcomes of Black and Latino Males in Boston Public Schools, examining the root causes and recommending potential solutions for the achievement gaps that affect Black and Latino boys in BPS.

Press release
Executive Summary
Full Report
Slide Presentation

Información en español

Twitter #Path2EquityBOS

CCE is pleased to have been awarded a grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s PD Redesign Challenge for its new Teacher Leadership for ELLs initiative.  The Gates Foundation’s PD Redesign work supports districts in creating more effective learning systems for educators that increase choice and high quality content. Read more about the work.

CCE is proud to continue its partnership with California State Los Angeles University through a new Teacher Quality Partnership Grant of $11 million over the next 5 years issued by the U.S. Department of Education to expand upon the Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency program.

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.

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.

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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