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February 1, 2019

CAPSS Advances Its Priorities for the 2019 Legislative Session
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The Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) advances its priorities for the 2019 legislative session in accordance with our mission to lead the continuous improvement of public education for all students by advocating public policy for children and by developing and supporting executive school leaders.

Priority recommendations include:

  • Education Funding
  • School/Student Safety and Well-Being
  • Efforts to Promote Regionalism
  • Mandates

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CT High School Graduation Requirements Unpacked: Brief 5 - Mastery-Based Diploma Assessment

This is the fifth 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 Mastery-Based Diploma Assessment.

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Now registering AT CAPSS

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Connecticut Schools Most Innovative Practices, Building Our Future Together

March 8, 2019 
8:30am - 12:30pm

University of Bridgeport
84 Iranistan Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 

The keynote speaker is Jon Landis, a thought leader from Apple.

Additional speakers will include:

Berj Akian, CEO of ClassLink.

Dr. Ronald Beghetto, an internationally recognized expert on creative thought and action in education.  He serves as Professor of Educational Psychology and Director of Innovation House at the University of Connecticut.

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Upcoming Webinar brought to you by ClassLink and SHI, Inc.
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New England Districts Present: Eliminating Barriers to Access in K-12, Lessons learned about managing digital resources with single sign-on, analytics, rostering, and account provisioning tools.

Wednesday, February 6, 1:00 pm ET

As schools continue to increase the amount of digital learning tools and resources available within the district, new complications and barriers arise for students and administrators:

  • How do we effectively manage and organize all of these resources?
  • Are we losing valuable instructional time in the classroom due to troubleshooting accessibility and security issues?
  • Are students and teachers even using these products? Which ones are being utilized the most? Which ones aren’t?
  • How can automated account provisioning save time and money?

Catherine Orgovan, Enterprise Software Systems Manager at Norwalk Public Schools (CT) and Michael Skott, Technology Director, at Middletown City School District (CT) will share how leveraging single sign-on and analytics platforms help remove barriers to access and how you can do it too.

Register to attend this webinar today!

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Neag School Announces Recipients of 2019 Alumni Awards (Outstanding School Superintendent - Craig A. Cooke)
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The Neag School of Education and its Alumni Board are proud to announce the 2019 Neag School Alumni Awards honorees. Seven outstanding Neag School graduates will be formally recognized at the School’s 21st annual Alumni Awards Celebration on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

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Doctoral Education Program Focuses on Education Leadership
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This is the first doctoral program the Farrington College of Education offers, and it's the first of its kind in the state. The degree is targeted to working and licensed educational leaders such as principals, superintendents, curriculum leaders and special education directors and is also seeking candidates who have informal leadership roles such as department chairs and instructional coaches. The program will prepare doctoral candidates to lead school communities from a whole-child perspective. It will be will be directed by David G. Title, clinical assistant professor, former superintendent of schools of the Bloomfield and Fairfield school systems and the 2010 Superintendent of the Year in Connecticut. The program will include classes, doctoral seminars and a capstone dissertation, to be completed in three years.

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CCER Opens Registration for March 28th conference: Elevating Instructional Practice for Student Success
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Elevating Instructional Practice for Student Success

Enhancing Instructional Programming and Improving Student Achievement

Thursday, March 28, 2019  |  Capacity is Limited!

Sheraton Hartford Hotel South
100 Capital Boulevard | Rocky Hill

Check-in: 8:30 am
Program: 9 am–3:30 pm

Early Bird (before Feb 15): $50
Regular Admission: $75

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