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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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Manchester High School Hosts Innovative Grade 9 Awards Night

Manchester High School recently hosted its first-ever Grade 9 Awards Night, celebrating the accomplishments of 135 freshman students in the presence of their families, educators, and fellow classmates.

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Symposium Brings Together State, National Educators to Reflect on Past Year, Focus on 9th Grade Success

Ninth-grade success, which is shown to improve high school graduation rates and postsecondary success, was the focus of the Connecticut RISE Network’s first-ever Grade 9 Summer Symposium.

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What’s next for the RISE data tools?

In 2021, RISE started developing a series of web apps to make data-driven collaboration more effective. Building on the success of the Post-secondary Tracker app, we have been working on a new app which aims to build upon the data dashboards and expand its functions to cover other areas of the school experience.

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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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