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 Connecticut public high schools to lead statewide networks where school communities work together to use data to learn and improve.
What We Stand For
RISE’s aspirations are embodied in our name; as a network, we believe that through new resources, data-driven innovations, improved systems, and educator empowerment, we can help all students succeed.
Mobilize resources through targeted investments and collaboration.
Promote data-driven inquiry and innovation in response to shared, complex challenges.
Strengthen systems and structures to achieve scalable and sustained impact.
Empower educators to drive improvements through peer learning and collective responsibility.
Why We Collaborate
Connecticut faces one of the nation’s largest achievement 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.
Of juniors and seniors do not access college-ready courses during high school
Of juniors and seniors do not meet CT’s college-readiness benchmark
Of low-income CT students graduate from high school within four years
Of low-income high school graduates in CT will earn a postsecondary degree within 6 years
Of jobs in Connecticut require education beyond high school
With urban public school districts throughout Connecticut to improve student outcomes. Currently, the RISE Network brings together talented and passionate educators from eight districts across Connecticut.Learn More
The Connecticut RISE Network team includes former school administrators, former teachers and counselors, data specialists, and nonprofit leaders who work hand in hand with educators.
The Leadership Team oversees organizational strategy, program delivery, and partnerships.
Applied Data & Research
The Applied Data & Research Team leads RISE’s efforts to promote meaningful data use
The Data Systems Team leads RISE’s data tool and infrastructure development
The Operations Team advances internal systems to promote efficiency and effectiveness
The Student Success Team leads our youth development efforts