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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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Naugatuck Summer Bridge Planning Engages Families and Middle School Educators

Naugatuck High School is taking a creative approach to planning their first-ever summer bridge program for rising freshmen.

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The Student Support Inquiry Framework (SSIF) Takes Root

Educators and school teams are using the Student Support Inquiry Framework to advance practices and student outcomes in their school communities.

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East Hartford and Manchester Collaborate to Build Automated Reports

The RISE Data Systems Working Group brings together district data leaders to collaborate around shared goals and pain points.

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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