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...
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in interrupted schooling for millions of students, and CAPSS Business Partner Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which reaches more than 90% of the country’s K-12 classrooms, is responding with new flexible models and implementation structures designed to accelerate recovery in reading and math.
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.
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.
IntelliBoard provides analytic and reporting services to education communities and institutions that want expanded reporting and analytics for their Learning Management System.
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.
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.
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.
Rethink Ed is a pioneering EdTech leader that believes lifelong learning brings out the best in everyone.
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.
R-Zero is a biosafety company dedicated to creating safer spaces and reducing the spread of infectious disease by making hospital-grade UV-C disinfection technology financially and operationally accessible to schools for the first time.
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, charter, coded, or performed...
CAPSS welcome’s T-Mobile as our new business partner. We encourage our members to review the substantial savings and promotions offered through their T-Mobile Work Perks program.
The COVID-19 crisis has forced us to adapt and innovate in our classrooms and schools in ways none of us ever thought likely, or even possible. Connecticut’s PK-12 leaders find themselves addressing an unprecedented educational emergency under ever-changing conditions. In this rapidly evolving landscape, leadership matters now more than ever.
Thanks to a unified movement across CT, starting this fall, all early childhood through high school, including afterschool program, staff will have the opportunity to take a course on managing emotions during difficult times from Yale at no charge thanks to generous support from Dalio Education.
August 14, 2020 -- – Today, a new social and emotional learning (SEL) course was announced to help staff in Connecticut’s schools as they navigate unprecedented times of uncertainty and stress, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and racial, political, and socioeconomic divides.
CAPSS welcomes PARS (Public Agency Retirement Services) as a business partner. With over 35 years working with school districts to design and implement strategic retirement solutions, we encourage our members to consider their services.
CAPSS is pleased to welcome Antinozzi Associates, P.C. as our business partner. We encourage our members to consider this architecture and interior design firm, a leader in institutional design, focusing on K-12 public schools.
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.
CAPSS appreciates the continued support of Equitable, and we encourage our members to consider their financial planning services.
Prepared by Tom Mooney and Natalia Sieira Millan of Shipman & Goodman, this post outlines the changes in online reporting and the separate unit for school reporting made by DCF.
CAPSS is pleased to welcome back M&J Bus, Inc. as business partner. We encourage our members to consider M&J Bus, Inc. for their school transportation needs.
CAPSS welcomes Audio Enhancement as our business partner. We encourage our members to explore their innovative technology solutions promoting more effective classrooms.
CAPSS welcomes back DATTCO as a business partner. We encourage our members to consider DATTCO for their school bus and other transportation services.
CAPSS is pleased to welcome IXL Learning as a business partner. We encourage our members to explore their comprehensive, personalized learning platform.
CAPSS is proud to welcome Right At School for a second year as an Elite sponsor of our association! Right At School provides safe, engaging, and meaningful before and after school programs to inspire a love of learning, support schools, and give parents peace of mind.
December 11, 2019, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Legislative Office Building, Room 1C. An informational presentation about how a bill becomes a law and how superintendents can positively impact legislation through their advocacy.
CAPSS welcomes Shipman & Goodwin LLP as one of our returning partners for 2019-2020. We appreciate their continuous support throughout the years, and we hope our members will consider Shipman & Goodwin for their school attorney needs.
10-21-19 Press Release: Joint Statement from Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona, CAPSS Executive Director Fran Rabinowitz and CABE Executive Director Bob Rader on Addressing Issues of Intolerance
The Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs is comprised of 21 YMCAs, each volunteer led, a charitable organization and a powerful advocate for the needs of children, families and individuals in communities throughout Connecticut. CAPSS encourages our members to support their commitment to provide support to youth, adults and familes regardless of their age, gender or income.
Too often we hear about Board of Education members and Superintendents in serious conflict. Sadly, such has been the case over the last few weeks in two of Connecticut’s largest school districts...
CAPSS is grateful for the support of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) through our business partner program. As a leading provider of pre-K-12 education content, services and cutting-edge technology solutions, we encourage our members to explore their learning solutions.
CAPSS appreciates the support of the College Board and welcomes them as our business partner. We encourage our members to support their mission to connect students to college success and opportunity.
CAPSS appreciates the support of Oak Hill School through our business partner program. We encourage our members to consider Oak Hill School and their broad range of services for people with disabilities.
CAPSS in collaboration with Great Schools Partnership is pleased to announce the release of the last of seven Briefs, which unpacks the graduation requirements that were passed by the Connecticut General Assembly in 2017.
Based on the work of HundrED, the CAPSS Innovation Committee invites every Connecticut school district to share one PK-12 innovative educational idea/practice.
CAPSS in collaboration with Great Schools Partnership is pleased to announce the release of the sixth of seven Briefs, which unpacks the graduation requirements that were passed by the Connecticut General Assembly in 2017.
CAPSS' Priority Recommendations for the 2019 Legislative Session were released today.
CAPSS in collaboration with Great Schools Partnership is pleased to announce the release of the fifth of seven Briefs, which unpacks the graduation requirements that were passed by the Connecticut General Assembly in 2017.
CAPSS in collaboration with Great Schools Partnership is pleased to announce the release of the fourth of seven Briefs, which unpacks the graduation requirements that were passed by the Connecticut General Assembly in 2017.
Districts are invited to submit their PK-12 Innovative Educational Idea/Practice. Submittals will be featured on the CAPSS website under Innovation on March 8.
Districts are invited to submit their innovative talk for the March 8 Igniting Innovation Conference. Those selected will be notified on February 1.
CAPSS in collaboration with Great Schools Partnership is pleased to announce the release of the third of seven Briefs, which unpacks the graduation requirements that were passed by the Connecticut General Assembly in 2017.
CAPSS in collaboration with Great Schools Partnership is pleased to announce the release of the second of seven Briefs, which unpacks the graduation requirements that were passed by the Connecticut General Assembly in 2017.
CAPSS in collaboration with Great Schools Partnership is pleased to announce the release of the first of seven Briefs, which unpacks the graduation requirements that were passed by the Connecticut General Assembly in 2017.
One of 15 policy committees, they will help draft recommendations for the incoming administration's policy agenda.
The economic, academic, and societal benefits of quality early education are well documented.
Contemporary research in child development shows widespread evidence investments in early childhood education programs produce lifelong benefits. Creating coherent, integrated systems from PreK to grade 3 have shown learning gaps can be reduced, achievement and opportunities for success enhanced.
Redesigning Schools for Student Success: Changing Old Thinking Into New Ideas was the subject of a recent interview conducted by Dr. Rod Berger at edCircuit.
CAPSS' 2018-2019 Strategic Plan advances a bold vision of student learning, organizational improvement, and executive district leadership.
CAPSS' Executive Director, Fran Rabinowitz, was honored by the Center for Children's Advocacy at their Spring for Kids Connecticut Champion of Children Awards at Infinity Music Hall in Hartford on Tuesday evening.
School leaders discuss school safety concerns in a recent interview on Fox 61, The Real Story.
Concern and anger expressed for lack of progress made by politicians and calls for legislative change.
CAPSS' Executive Director will be one of the recipients of the 2018 Champion of Children Awards presented by the Center for Children's Advocacy on May 8.
CAPSS has released it's Public Policy Agenda for 2018.
A new publication produced by Innovation Partners America in partnership with CAPSS and the Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology (CET).
Cuts to school programs, hiring of teachers and classroom consolidation are just some examples of the devastation the lack of state budget is bringing to Connecticut's schools.
Fran Rabinowitz spoke with Ray Dunaway of WTIC recently voicing concerns over issues within the state budget and its profound impact on everyone from Boards of Ed through superintendents, teachers and students in Connecticut.
Software providers interested in serving CT schools are urged to agree to the CT Student Data Privacy Pledge by July 1, 2018.