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

Grade 9 On-Track Coordinators and Transition Specialists from across the Network are convening for their Quarter 2 summit in Hartford today! It's a great opportunity to reflect on this cross-district team's important work and share resources, insights, and motivation.

Yesterday, groups from Career HS and Hartford High were selected to see a special performance of @HamiltonMusical at @TheBushnell. What a motivating and inspiring experience for these hundreds of high school students! Major shout-out to their teachers for making it happen!

KG on Twitter

“Thank you @TheBushnell and @Gilder_Lehrman for helping us take kids to see @HamiltonMusical”


The key to the RISE team's creativity: our brainstorming soundtrack. Planning for #RISEConference2019 has begun!

Tons of great innovation and learning around RISE high schools' work to launch and sustain college application and FAFSA campaigns at today's I&L Cycle with CCR leaders from across the Network! Thanks to all for a productive, collaborative meeting.

At yesterday's Grade 10 On-Track Conferences at Maloney HS, students were empowered to lead conversations with educators in a pilot of a new model for these conversations that leverage data, build relationships, and help students plan for success. Great innovation at work!

Erin Lyons-Barton on Twitter

“10th grade OTC’s underway. @ctrisenetwork @straubmhs @MeridenK12”


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