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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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Manchester High School Grade 9 Students Prepare for College and Career through On-Track Conferences

Manchester High School is using an innovative way to implement a RISE by 5 strategy, on-track conferences, to start grade 9 students thinking holistically about postsecondary planning.

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Maloney and Platt Seniors Celebrate Each Other’s Postsecondary Plans on Instagram

Seniors at Platt High School and Maloney High School in Meriden have turned to social media to share and celebrate seniors’ high school accomplishments and postsecondary plans.

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Completing the Senior Exit Survey: What Comes Next for Graduating Seniors?

The senior exit survey provides an opportunity for educators to better understand graduating seniors' intended plans and gain insights to improve postsecondary planning going forward.

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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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