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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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FAFSA Challenge Leads to Increase in Student Completion Rates

The program, a partnership between the Connecticut State Department of Education and the Connecticut RISE Network, has proven to be successful in providing more students with access to postsecondary education.

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RISE On-Track Coaches Share the Value of Personalized Student Interventions

On-Track Coaches (OTCs) are RISE Network youth development professionals who serve as champions and advocates for a targeted group of Grade 9 students. OTCs function as coaches for a caseload of students for whom they can provide deep and sustained support.

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RISE Network Schools Provide Crucial Supports for Students Throughout the Summer

Successful student transitions were a key focus for RISE Network schools as they hosted their 2022 summer programs.

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Connecticut RISE Network Overview

Hear From RISE Educators

“Core to the RISE Network strategies is a belief in the power of our students to do exceptional things”

Nate Quesnel, Superintendent East Hartford Public Schools

See What We’ve Learned