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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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Connecting Data to Strategy

This year, RISE implemented Strategic Data Calendars to identify key moments when school teams should leverage specific data to guide decisions and actions. These calendars guide data-driven coaching and support for RISE partner high schools.

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The RISE Network Welcomes Two New Board Directors

The Connecticut RISE Network announced the expansion of its Board of Directors, welcoming two new Directors. Dianna Wentzell, Ed.D., the Director of Clinical Practice at University of Saint Joseph and former Connecticut Commissioner of Education, and Nathan Quesnel, Superintendent of East Hartford Public Schools and a founding RISE Network superintendent, joined the RISE Board. 

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Offering Grade 9 After-School Programming to Help Students Stay On-Track

There are many ways to support students as they work to stay on-track or get back on-track in their courses. Here are some creative after-school programs taking place around the network.

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Connecticut RISE Network Overview

Hear From RISE Educators

RISE allows us to grow together as a team of teachers. We definitely collaborate much more than we used to.”

Liz Matthews, Grade 9 Teacher & Team Leader Hartford Public High School

See What We’ve Learned