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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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Juneteenth and the Complexity of Celebrating Freedom

A few days ago, the American government officially declared Juneteenth a federal holiday. To say that this is a big…

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RISE by 5 Reboot: Updated Framework of Network Focus Areas and Strategies

As we look ahead to the 2021-22 school year, we are excited to update the RISE by 5 framework to better reflect what we do, what we’re learning, and where we’re headed.

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The Journey to College and Career for Grade 9 Families

Over 40 families and students from 10 schools engaged in small group conversations, reviewed key priorities for planning for college and career beginning in Grade 9, learned about opportunities for students, and engaged counselors and educators from across the network in discussions around postsecondary success.

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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

See What We’ve Learned