Peter Maher from Shipman and Goodwin will present a review of the legislation from the 2018 legislative session. Appetizers and beverages will be provided as well as open time to network with your colleagues.
CAPSS is registering now for the September 21, 2018 session of Women in the District Office. This session will introduce participants to how to build an effective network of developmental relationships in their careers and to consider the unique opportunities and challenges for women in leadership.
Exhibition booths for the 2018 CABE/CAPSS Convention are still available, and registration will close on October 5. The exhibition will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa in Groton, Connecticut and will offer exhibitors access to an audience that represents public education decision makers in Connecticut.
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Fran Rabinowitz, Executive Director of CAPSS, and Abdul-Rahmaan Muhammad, Executive Director of My People Clinical Services, shown receiving The 2018 Champion of Children Award presented to Connecticut leaders who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to improving the lives of impoverished and vulnerable children in our state.
Dr. 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.
Rob Rader, Executive Director, CABE, and Fran Rabinowitz, Executive Director, CAPSS, were recently interviewed on Fox 61, The Real Story, discussing ideas for making Connecticut schools safer. Watch the interview (above).
Representatives from CAPSS, the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) and the Connecticut Education Association (CEA), Hartford, joined together with superintendents, teachers and students at a press conference in East Hartford High School today to express concern and anger for the lack of progress made by politicians in combating gun violence in schools and to call for legislative change following the events in Florida last week.
The Center for Children's Advocacy is holding their 2018 Champion of Children Awards event on May 8, 2018 at the Infinity Hall in Hartford. Fran Rabinowitz and others will be recognized during the celebration.
For more information and to help support this event on behalf of our children, click on the image at left or visit the Center for Children's Advocacy.
CAPSS advances its 2018 Public Policy Agenda for purposes of fostering equity, excellence and innovation in Connecticut’s public schools in alignment with a vision that articulates an education that is personalized so that all children learn what they need to know and be able to do to be successful in post high school endeavors.
Priority recommendations include:
- State Budget
- Unfunded Mandates
- Personalized & Mastery Based Learning
Other recommendations include:
- Special Education
- Acceptance of All Students
- Alliance District Funds
- Virtual Net Metering
- Student Data Privacy Act
- Disclosure of Personnel Records
- Statutory Time Requirement Regarding the Programs Provided for Students who are Expelled
- School District Leadership
Charting New Frontiers in Student-Centered Learning is a report meant to capture and contribute to a conversation already taking place across Connecticut. We hope it serves as a way to engage and invite others, across a diverse ecosystem of change agents and practitioners, to envision and advance the learner-centered experiences all students deserve.
We invite you to share the publication with your networks and on social media, and we welcome your feedback.
This report is produced by Innovation Partners America in partnership with the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (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.
Audio file may be listened to below.
Public education leaders warn of damaging changes to education structure in the vetoed budget and call for bi-partisan budget that equitably funds all districts.
The What Will Our Children Lose Coalition calls on all parties to come together now to craft a budget that the Governor will sign and that will support our communities and our education system in a thoughtful and sustainable manner.
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