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CAPSS Welcomes Twin Lakes Consulting as Business Partner

Twin Lakes Consulting was founded to support both public and independent schools in Connecticut. We specialize in school business management, human resources, and information technology services.

Services provided include:

  • School Business Manager Services
  • EFS Reporting/ Audit Services
  • Human Resources
  • School Financial Reconciliation Services
  •  Information Technology Professional Services
  • Multi-Year Technology Planning
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Paper partners with school districts to put achievement within every student’s reach with equitable access to academic support. Students get unlimited, 24/7 tutoring, teachers get support tackling individual learning gaps, and administrators get actionable data to inform strategic decisions. Paper’s specialized tutors deliver on-demand, 1:1 help in and out of the classroom in multiple languages across all K-12 subject areas—so students always have access to expert help exactly when, where, and how they need it.

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The Zeal Education Group was founded as a consulting firm to inspire fresh solutions to education-industry challenges. Our team is not only exceptionally qualified to provide the services we offer, but we are zealous about the work we do. We guarantee you will be satisfied with the results.

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Edmentum is committed to making it easier for educators to individualize learning for every student through research-based digital curriculum, interim assessments, and educational consulting. We are committed to delivering rigorous, research-based curricula that is aligned to the most up-to-date state or national standards and designed to engage all students.

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UConn's Office of Early College Programs (OECP) provides students with meaningful academic engagement to enrich their experience in high school and support their transition into college. OECP offers educational opportunities at the high school (Early College Experience), in University classrooms (Dual Enrollment), and through on-campus residential summer programs (Pre-College Summer and First Summer). OECP’s largest program, UConn Early College Experience (ECE), established in 1955, is the nation's longest running concurrent enrollment program and is accredited by The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. UConn ECE allows high school students to take UConn courses at their high schools for both high school and college credit. UConn ECE supports approximately 14,000 Connecticut high school students in over 180 partner high school schools with teachers who have been certified by the University of Connecticut to teach UConn courses. Every course taken through UConn ECE is equivalent to the same course at the University of Connecticut. Students benefit by taking college courses in a setting that is both familiar and conducive to learning, and moreover prepares them academically and culturally for the world that awaits them.

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Aura Air developed the world’s smartest air management platform, one that cleanses your indoor air while vigilantly monitoring its quality in real-time. Aura is providing a real-time risk mitigation tool for decision-makers. The Aura technology enables to mitigate risk by overseeing with real-time data the government buildings, schools, hospitals, and public transportation. In addition, the company’s award-winning design and medical-grade technology filters and disinfects indoor air with a simple plug-and-play solution, guaranteed to remove viruses, bacteria, allergens, mold, and VOCs. Aura Air’s abilities have been scientifically proven by Sheba Medical Center (one of the top 10 hospitals in the world) as well as Innovative Bioanalysis Laboratory in California in purifying indoor air from 99.998% of airborne SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza A viruses.

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Defined Learning is a K-12 online project-based learning platform that provides teachers with the educational and assessment tools needed to implement high-quality PBL. Our hands-on projects are based on real-world situations in careers to help learners discover their passions and choose a
pathway to a promising future.

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Digital BackOffice offers managed network services with Service Level Guarantees and 24x7 support from our in-state network ops center. Procurement, configuration, installation and support services are available for cybersecurity, private fiber wide area and local networks, hosted Voice Over IP, and integration with CEN and PSDN. Cybersecurity options include perimeter firewall, XDR endpoint protection, phishing mitigation and multi-factor authentication. DBO can supplement your internal IT staff with a team of experienced network engineers at a fixed cost. Many of our services are eligible for E-Rate discounts!

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Since 2009, the mission of ESS has been to provide high quality and cost-effective in-district clinical programming for students with emotional and behavioral challenges. ESS has pioneered a new model of in-school intervention, organized around a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework. We introduce mental health best practices and innovative clinical programs into the traditional school day, providing each student with comprehensive support tailored to their needs. ESS currently partners with over 90 districts across 9 states, including a number of CT districts.

CAPSS Welcomes Newsela Back as Business Partner

Newsela takes authentic, real-world content from trusted sources and makes it instruction ready for K-12 classrooms. Each text is published at five reading levels, so content is accessible to every learner. Today, over 2.5 million teachers and 37 million students have registered with Newsela for content that’s personalized to student interests, accessible to everyone, aligned to instructional standards, and attached to activities and reporting that hold teachers accountable for instruction and students accountable for their work. With over 10,000 texts in Newsela’s platform and 10 new texts published every day across 20+ genres, Newsela enables educators to go deep on any subject they choose.

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Mutualink is a powerful, automated emergency response platform that delivers an array of hyperconnected voice, video, data & IoT solutions. Mutualink’s invitation-based platform, seamlessly delivers instant, real-time response, cross-agency collaborative information sharing and improved situational awareness to help first responders and law enforcement save time and lives. Mutualink is certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act for interoperable communications, based on FEMA’s National Incident Management System (NIMS).

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Ädelbrook’s Learning Centers are private special education programs certified by the State Department of Education to serve students with autism, developmental disabilities, emotional and behavioral difficulties,  and other learning disabilities from pre-Kindergarten through grade 12.

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Vector Solutions helps school and district leaders address many complex issues through our user-friendly, online K-12 education technology solutions. Our award-winning school management software will help you cost-effectively and efficiently manage your Training and Professional Growth, Facilities and Operations, and Safety and Risk Management needs, district-wide. Our subscription-based K-12 education software programs are proven to help busy administrators save time and money, but most importantly, they can help make your schools even safer and more effective for students, staff, and parents.

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The CT Alliance of YMCAs is comprised of 21 YMCAs including 36 branches and over 193 program sites. Each YMCA is volunteer led. The Alliance is a powerful advocate for the needs of children, families, and individuals in communities throughout Connecticut.

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As a global leader in assessment, reading, and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts, Renaissance is committed to providing educators with insights and resources to accelerate growth and help all students build a strong foundation for success. Renaissance solutions reach more than 40 percent of US schools and more than half a million students in other regions across the world...

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Your commitment never falters. Neither will ours.
 
We have always known our children's success comes down to you. Together we can help empower you and your employees to pursue their vision of retirement - from big outdoor adventures to ones a little closer to home.

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Shipman & Goodwin LLP has more than 170 attorneys with five offices in Connecticut, an office in New York and Washington, D.C. The firm is recognized nationally for the depth and breadth of our education practice. Our school law attorneys represent over 125 public school districts and educational entities. Our online resource, www.ctschoollaw.com is dedicated to presenting the latest developments in school law.

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Rethink Ed is a pioneering EdTech leader that believes lifelong learning brings out the best in everyone. Through innovative, technology-based platforms, Rethink Ed delivers professional development, academic instruction and data-informed assessments that simplify the school day, focusing on special education, social and emotional learning, and mental health, strengthen whole-child education, and inspire success in all learners. See how Rethink Ed is transforming education at www.rethinked.com.

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Oak Hill Schools offer a 12-month community-based education program, serving students with moderate to severe disabilities ages 3 to 21 including autism, emotional disabilities, behavioral challenges, as well as students with multiple disabilities placed by public school districts. Each student receives a specialized program emphasizing in academic, social/emotional, daily living skills, motor development, communication, community participation, and self-advocacy.  Secondary school students develop functional academic transition skills, including employment, post-secondary education, training, independent living, and self-help skills within community-based jobs and instruction.  Instructional methodology is evidence based, follows best practices, and skills are taught within meaningful and functional activities.

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Exemplars provides hands-on, performance-based assessment and instruction material that focuses on authentic learning in Math, Science, and Writing. Our rich performance tasks engage students and promote reasoning, communication, and higher-order thinking. Exemplars provides evidence-based performance tasks, rubrics, and student anchor papers that transform teaching and learning outcomes for schools and districts.

CAPSS Welcomes CollegeBoard Back as Business Partner

The CollegeBoard is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.

Founded in 1900, the CollegeBoard was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world's leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.

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In January 2021 the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) put forth a Blueprint to Transform Connecticut’s Public Schools. It is a comprehensive and long-term vision for continuous improvement. In this update we share again the 30 recommendations of the Blueprint as well as a commentary on what has changed in the last year and what should be Connecticut’s priorities for the next few years.

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Our schools can support our overall health and well-being, but also can help us prepare for and respond to global health challenges like COVID-19. As teachers, students and staff become increasingly aware of the impact of their surroundings on their health, the concept of a “healthy school” is more important than ever and becoming increasingly prominent.

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Dell's Education Purchase Program is here to support parents, students, and educators as they seek out the best technology for home use. We have various programs and benefits in place to make this a easy process while also providing savings and benefits to your district, school, or PTA program.

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Something magical happens when you put Apple products in the classroom. Teachers can create unique opportunities for personal learning at every level. Lessons become more immersive through the power of touch, motion and sound. Assignments can be sketched, scored, chartered, coded, or performed...

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Orbic is a US based mobile device manufacturer with a global resource network. Over the past five years, Orbic has seen considerable growth and is currently in an expansion phase with plans to bring new, competitive items to market. Orbic's mission is to provide premium communication devices at prices that are considerably less than the competitors.

Joint Statement on the Importance of a Culturally Responsive Education

The Connecticut State Department of Education, Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents, Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, Connecticut Association of Schools, American Federation of Teachers Connecticut, and Connecticut Education Association are committed to the Connecticut State Board of Education’s goal of improving the academic lives of Connecticut’s increasingly diverse student body. This includes sustaining equitable and welcoming learning environments in which all students feel valued, respected, and safe to learn and grow.

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To address historical inequities in Connecticut’s public education system and provide all students with equal educational experiences, CAPSS has released the CAPSS Blueprint to Transform Connecticut’s Public Schools, which includes 30 recommendations the organization deems critical to Connecticut public education over the next 15 years and beyond.

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With expertise in industries ranging from hospitality and foodservice to healthcare and environmental protection, Ecolab is a global leader in cleaning and disinfecting expertise for commercial environments.

Statement

The Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) stands with our nation in anger and grief over the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. These three lives, needlessly ended, are the most recent manifestations of historic and systemic racism that permeates our society, our institutions and our laws perpetuating discrimination against people of color.

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