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Who We Are

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 Connecticut public high schools to lead statewide networks where school communities work together to use data to learn and improve.

About RISE

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.

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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 and sustained impact.

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    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.

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    Of juniors and seniors do not access college-ready courses during high school

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    Of juniors and seniors do not 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 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.

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Our Team

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.