Empowering Educators To

Achieve Breakthrough Results

About the Connecticut RISE Network

RISE facilitates networked improvement communities, bringing together educators working across Connecticut to raise student achievement. RISE and its members are guided by four core principles that define how we approach our partnership.

  • Resources

    Mobilize resources through targeted investments and collaboration.

  • Innovation

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

  • Systems

    Strengthen systems and structures to achieve scalable and sustained impact.

  • Empowerment

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

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What We Do

In partnership with public schools, RISE builds community, democratizes innovation, and improves systems to support educators working to ensure all students graduate college and career ready.

Our Current Network

Educators from East Hartford, Meriden, New Haven, and Hartford Public Schools have forged a powerful partnership to:

  • Promote successful transitions to high school
  • Increase college and career readiness
  • Strengthen data systems and practices

  • High Schools


  • Students


  • Educators


Support RISE Educators

Learn more about the RISE Educator Innovation Fund facilitated by DonorsChoose.org. Support educators bringing new opportunities and resources to their students!

Stay Connected with the Rise Network

We loved seeing this note about the impact of a #RISEInnovationFund @DonorsChoose project at @Ehhs826High that the Educator Advisory Council recently voted to flash fund. This is an inspiring example of educator innovation fueling student engagement!

Look at that turnout! Platt and Maloney counselors brought in 100s of families to learn about local scholarship opportunities. Following successful college application campaigns, seniors are focused earlier than normal on making plans to pay for college. #IApplied #FormYourFuture

Mrs. Marcantonio on Twitter

“MPS Scholarship Fair 2019 - Helping students and parents make college more affordable!! #PlattMYM @rlmonte20 @grkenyon @ctrisenetwork”


Teachers in Hartford High's Grade 9 team collaborated to put on this fun, positive exam-prep session last week to help their students prepare for their first round of high school midterms. Good luck to all!

Kaitlyn on Twitter

“So excited to see so many kiddos at our first Cocoa & Cram!!”


Assistant Principal @Stroili_HPHS demonstrates and discusses the power of Hartford Public School’s @ctrisenetwork RISE dashboard to our AP/ Deans, using everyday examples of how she uses the data to guide conversations and the work with students and families at HPHS. 🤝💪🏼🦉

Go, Daemond! In addition to this excitement, he and Ty Hughey, one of the other RISE On-Track Coordinators at HPHS, held an introductory breakfast for more than a dozen students who are launching Hartford High's Student Advisory Council!

Allison Stroili on Twitter

“Shout out to our OTC Daemon who was the first recipient of the #HPHS grade 9 #trophytuesday award! He is full of ❤️for our students and al...


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