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January 11, 2019


CT High School Graduation Requirements Unpacked: Brief 1 - Introduction to the Series

The Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents is pleased to announce the release of Connecticut High School Graduation Requirements Unpacked. This seven-part series, created in collaboration with the Great Schools Partnership, unpacks the graduation requirements that were passed by the Connecticut General Assembly in 2017, provides resources for implementation, and questions for your considerations as you and your community work toward full implementation for the class of 2023.

The first brief is an introduction to the series, an outline of the updates to the statute, and an overview of the coming briefs.

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CT High School Graduation Requirements Unpacked - Brief 2: Elements of Effective Instruction

This is the second installment of the Connecticut High School Graduation Requirements Unpacked series. This seven-part series, created in collaboration with the Great Schools Partnership, unpacks the graduation requirements that were passed by the Connecticut General Assembly in 2017, provides resources for implementation, and questions for your considerations as you and your community work toward full implementation for the class of 2023.

This week’s topic is the Elements of Effective Instruction.

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general news & announcements

Attention 5th Graders: Missing Children's Day Poster Contest

To Connecticut 5th Grade Educators:

The Connecticut State Police Clearinghouse for Information on Missing Children & Missing Endangered Adults and U.S. Department of Justice invites all Connecticut 5th graders to participate in the 2019 National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest.

The National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest is a nationwide contest designed to promote awareness among teachers, parents/guardians and children and engage them in discussions about safety. May 25 is National Missing Children's Day, dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers, and others to ensure that child safety is a priority.

The poster contest is open to 5th graders at all schools (including home schools), school districts, local governing bodies, PTAs, Boys & Girls Clubs, or other organizations with 5th graders.  

The state winner will receive a national award certificate from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and his or her poster will be selected to go to the national judging competition. The national winner, his/her teacher and parents/guardians, and the state manager will be invited to Washington, D.C., to participate in the U.S. DOJ‛s National Missing Children‛s Day ceremony on May 22, 2019.

Missing Children’s Day Packet information can be found at:

https://ncjtc-static.fvtc.edu/resources/RS00005796.pdf

February 22, 2019, is the strict deadline for submissions to the CT State Police!

Submissions must be complete with poster, poster contest application (pages 6-7 of packet) and parent/guardian release consent form (page 8 of packet).

Each participating location will need to complete an internal selection process and mail the Top Five (5) posters per location/school with required documents to:  

Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown CT 06457

If you have any questions, email Cathy Hinsch

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NEWS FROM OUR partnerS

Right At School Launches Before – and- Afterschool Programming at Ledyard School District
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Right At School is proud to announce the launch of before and afterschool programming at Ledyard School District in Ledyard, CT. Led by a mission to inspire a love of learning, support schools and give parents peace of mind, Right At School provides safe, engaging, and meaningful in-school and extracurricular programs that enrich the lives of students and enable schools to focus on their academic mission.

Launching in January 2019, Right At School will be partnering with Ledyard School District to offer before and afterschool enrichment programs to service the Ledyard community for K-8 students.   “We are excited about providing this additional service to support our Ledyard families”, says Jay Hartling, Superintendent of Ledyard School District. “We want to make sure that our working families have quality, affordable, and flexible afterschool care available when they need it.”

Right At School’s programs provide students with enrichment activities as well as opportunities to dive into student-led projects, develop peer leadership skills, finish homework, get outside for fitness, and explore personal interests.

For more information on Right At School, visit www.rightatschool.com.

For more information on Ledyard School District, visit www.ledyard.net.

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