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Empowering Educators to Achieve Breakthrough Results

Who We Are

The RISE Network is a community of educators working together to help Connecticut students achieve success in and beyond high school.


We partner with urban public school districts throughout Connecticut to improve student outcomes.

We collaborate across schools and districts to advance shared goals and scale results.



We connect educators to resources, information, and learning opportunities to promote innovation.

We improve graduation rates and ensure students are college and career ready.


Our Annual Report

Learn more about RISE’s impact and get inspired by compelling stories from our school and district partners.

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130+ RISE Educators Come Together for Fall Learning Sessions on Grading for Equity, Grade 9 and CCR

While we were unable to gather in person this year, it still felt important to convene for cross-district learning and collaboration at this critical moment in the year. We put out the invitation to the network and, in all, 133 RISE educators came together to participate in three virtual learning sessions.

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Recommendation Letters and Beyond: College Admissions Officers Share Tips for Supporting Students through the Admissions Process

During a recent webinar, RISE invited several college admissions administrators to discuss suggestions they recommend educators and guidance counselors practice when assisting students with college applications.

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The Importance of Grade 9: Families and Educators as Partners

RISE recently invited Grade 9 families from the RISE Network to its first Family Workshops offered in both English and Spanish. Over 40 families from 10 schools explored the importance of Grade 9, and discussed strategies to support students’ on-track achievement.

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Connecticut RISE Network Overview

Hear From RISE Educators

“Core to the RISE Network strategies is a belief in the power of our students to do exceptional things”

Nate Quesnel, Superintendent East Hartford Public Schools

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