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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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From Our Blog

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Ask Steph: Why is 90% Attendance Significant?

Ever wonder what’s so special about the 90% attendance threshold for chronic absenteeism? Ask Steph, RISE's resident research expert.

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Schools Send Improved Attendance Letters

Middletown and Maloney educators aim to reduce chronic absenteeism by ensuring their attendance letters are more accessible and personalized.

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Finding a Better Match: A QuestBridge Story

RISE Network educators are connecting students with resources to help them gain access to strong-match colleges and postsecondary plans.

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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

See What We’ve Learned