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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.


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Learn more about RISE’s impact and get inspired by compelling stories from our school and district partners.

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Transforming Classrooms with the Support of Community: An Educator’s Reflections on Giving Tuesday

This year has shown us that giving, even in small amounts, has the potential to take barriers and turn them into opportunities. Monika Moore, a teacher at Platt High School, shares her experience with the RISE Educator Innovation Fund as a prime example of the importance of giving.

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RISE Network Receives Carnegie Foundation Spotlight on Quality in Continuous Improvement Work in Education

The Connecticut RISE Network announced it is the recipient of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s 4th Annual Spotlight on Quality in Continuous Improvement. The honor recognizes exceptional progress in disrupting long-time, multigenerational opportunity gaps.

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On-Track Conferences Adapt for a New School Year

Educators are finding innovative approaches to implementing On-Track Conferences that supportive one-on-one conversations can still happen with all of their Grade 9 students.

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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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