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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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RISE Network Releases Report on Remote and Hybrid Learning Data, Offers Recommendations for Real-Time Improvement

Report identifies key differences in remote and hybrid learner experiences across the state New Haven, CT, February 22, 2021 -…

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130+ RISE Educators Come Together for Fall Learning Sessions on Grading for Equity, Grade 9 and CCR

While we were unable to gather in person this year, it still felt important to convene for cross-district learning and collaboration at this critical moment in the year. We put out the invitation to the network and, in all, 133 RISE educators came together to participate in three virtual learning sessions.

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Recommendation Letters and Beyond: College Admissions Officers Share Tips for Supporting Students through the Admissions Process

During a recent webinar, RISE invited several college admissions administrators to discuss suggestions they recommend educators and guidance counselors practice when assisting students with college applications.

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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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