Overview of Planned Work
During Year 4, the Great Lakes Comprehensive Center (GLCC) state manager met regularly with the IDOE chief of staff and deputy superintendent, and at regular intervals with the superintendent, assistant superintendent for school improvement, assistant superintendent for school support services, and chief information officer. GLCC project leads met regularly with IDOE staff to ensure that projects were being implemented and high-quality technical assistance was being provided. Through this close interaction, and in technical assistance planning sessions on June 14 and August 3, 2016, GLCC leadership and IDOE’s superintendent, deputy, chief of staff, assistant superintendents, and chief information officer confirmed five projects for Year 5, as described below. All five projects are aligned with one or more of the priorities set forth in Imagine 2020, and with the key federal initiatives.