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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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Unveiling the New and Improved Postsecondary Tracker

The RISE Postsecondary Tracker is a webapp designed specifically to help counselors track students' postsecondary plans and progress relative to key access milestones so that all RISE students graduate with a plan to achieve their goals for postsecondary success.

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RISE Network Fall 2021 Convening Focuses on Equity-Driven Continuous Improvement

This year, the RISE Network is excited to bring in Dr. Michelle Pledger, an expert in equity-driven continuous improvement in education, to keynote our fall network-wide convening.

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The RISE Network Partners with the State of Connecticut to Increase Free Application for Federal Student Aid Rates

The first year of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Challenge in 2020-2021 saw participating Connecticut schools raise application completion rates by an average of 4 percent. For the 2021-2022 school year, the state of Connecticut, in partnership with Connecticut RISE Network, set a goal of raising completion rates by 5 percent.

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Connecticut RISE Network Overview

Hear From RISE Educators

College and career readiness is really about making sure students are prepared for whichever path they choose.”

Abby Marcantonio, College and Career Coordinator Platt High School, Meriden, CT

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