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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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RISE Network Welcomes Christina Y. Ellington as Chief of Programs and Network Success

Former Regional Superintendent and Principal, Christina Ellington joins RISE with over a decade of experience. In this new role, Ellington will lead RISE’s school partnerships and program teams, including the Freshman Success Team, Student Success Team, and Postsecondary Success Team.

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RISE Network Releases Plugged In: Challenge Normal, Part II of Report on Remote and Hybrid Learning Data, Highlights Success Stories From COVID-19

RISE Network's Plugged In: Challenge Normal report highlights examples of how educators pivoted during the 2020-21 school year and adopted innovative practices to bolster student success and improve the on-track status for hundreds of Connecticut students.

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Juneteenth and the Complexity of Celebrating Freedom

RISE Freshman Success Coach Rickeena Holloway shares her reflections on the complex meaning of Juneteenth celebrations.

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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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