Puerto Rico consists of the main island of Puerto Rico and various smaller islands and is located approximately 1,000 miles southeast of Miami. Of the smaller islands, only Vieques and Culebra are inhabited. The mainland measures 105 miles by 35 miles and has a population of approximately 2.7 million. The public-school student enrollment for the 2022 school year is approximately 256,000 in 849 schools. Spanish is the official language.
The Region 3 Comprehensive Center at ETS (R3CC) will collaborate with the Puerto Rico Department of Education (PRDE) on projects focused on building capacity of the State Education Agency (SEA) to develop, implement, and monitor initiatives for sustainable and continuous improvement in the areas of professional development, federal program assistance, and family and community engagement.