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

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”


Big day of on-track conferences across the RISE Network! At Hartford High, teachers, counselors, and administrators are connecting with Grade 9 students to plan for a strong close to Quarter 2.

Nailah and Peter from the RISE team led a workshop at Career HS today to help support educators in launching @DonorsChoose projects through the #RISEInnovationFund. Looking forward to seeing all of the great ideas that come out of this for Career students!

Last night, the RISE Educator Advisory Council voted to grant flash-funding awards to 17 RISE educators' innovative @DonorsChoose projects. We can't wait to learn from the creative and thoughtful work these teachers and counselors will now be able to do for their students!

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