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About Rise

Our Mission

To ensure all RISE high school students graduate with a plan and the skills and confidence to achieve college and career success. We partner with public high schools to lead networks where school communities work together to use data to learn and improve.

About RISE

Why We Collaborate

Connecticut faces one of the nation’s largest opportunity gaps. While the vast majority of students and their families aspire to a college degree, far too few students achieve their dreams of a higher education.

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    Of juniors and seniors access college-ready courses during high school

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    Of juniors and seniors meet CT’s college-readiness benchmark

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    Of low-income CT students graduate from high school within four years

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    Of low-income high school graduates in CT will earn a postsecondary degree within 6 years

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    Of jobs in Connecticut require education beyond high school

We Partner

With talented and passionate educators from urban high schools and districts to ensure students graduate college and career ready.

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Our Impact

Our focus on key transitions is closing opportunity gaps and improving on-track achievement, graduation rates, and postsecondary readiness for our students.

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-racism

The RISE Network’s mission and student outcome goals require us to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism (DEIA) as an organization and through our work with students, educators, and school partners.

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What We Stand For

Our community’s aspirations are embodied in our name; as the RISE Network, we believe that through new resources, data-driven innovations, improved systems, and educator empowerment, we can help all students succeed.

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    Mobilize resources through targeted investments and collaboration.

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    Promote data-driven inquiry and innovation in response to shared, complex challenges.

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    Strengthen systems and structures to achieve scalable, sustained, and equitable impact.

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    Empower educators to drive improvements through peer learning and collective responsibility.