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

Three days of learning, collaboration, reflection, planning, and building connections as a network -- it all awaits us next month in Boston! #RISEConference2019

High schools across the RISE Network lead college visits for all of their sophomores, helping to promote college-going culture. At Platt HS, this campaign starts with a classroom reveal of which colleges classes are attending - a great way to generate enthusiasm!

Mrs. Marcantonio on Twitter

“College Reveal day for the Panther Prowl! Looking forward to taking the Class of 2021 to visit some amazing colleges & universities this sp...


Congratulations to these 15 educators from across the RISE Network whose creative @DonorsChoose projects received a total of $3,000 of flash funding awards from the Educator Advisory Council yesterday! Educators, share your #unboxing pictures with us by using #RISEInnovationFund!

February 4 - 8, 2019 is #NationalSchoolCounselingWeek when we appreciate all of our School Counselors. Their dedication helps our #beautifulandcapable students to succeed in school, college, & career. Learn more: https://t.co/8xhqckmEWp @Hartford_Public

It was a big day of collaboration at East Hartford HS, where we held the Quarter 3 CCR Innovation & Learning Cycle focusing on FAFSA campaigns and CCR summer programs at all 5 schools. Loads of good ideas shared, and exciting teamwork within and across teams!

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