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CAPSS supports superintendents' interests in ensuring that schools and students have access to the best educational programs, products and services. Our Partners support these efforts by introducing a wide variety of products and services to our members for consideration, leading to greater opportunities for students. A profile of each of our partners, along with links to their website and contact information, is listed below.


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.

Ädelbrook’s Transitional Academy is for students ages 18–22 that focuses on life-long learning, life skills, and employment proficiencies through meaningful work experiences and community engagement. The program includes work experience opportunities at Ädelbrook’s educational retail store, The Bark-ery.

Our primary objective is to create a momentum of success for our young people so they will continue to advance when they return to public schools or move on to post-secondary programs. Our goal is to provide each student with a positive, individualized, and highly engaging educational experience.

https://www.adelbrook.org

Contact:
Dale R. Hoyt, Ed.D.
Vice President for Education
(860) 540-4301


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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.

When you bring Apple products into a school, they transform traditional classrooms and lessons into learning experiences that inspire creativity and encourage collaboration—experiences that profoundly impact a student’s curiosity for learning and path in life.

Everyday we work to bring teachers the resources they need to design and deliver engaging lessons, and offer students the tools to communicate their best.

www.apple.com

Norma-Jean Loftus
Account Executive
Apple, Inc.
(408) 996-1010


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Cambridge International, a part of the University of Cambridge, is the world’s largest provider of K-12 curriculum, professional development, and assessments.  Offering over 100 subjects, schools have the flexibility to offer this program alongside other curriculum.  We have expertise working with English Language Learners and students of varying backgrounds and academic abilities who find success in our core academics, advanced and pre-advanced levels, as well as CTE  courses.  Cambridge International is another alternative to AP, IB, and dual enrollment where students can earn college credits for advanced course work. Please contact us to learn more: Alan.Bernstein@cambridge.org

Learn more: https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/usa/case-studies/

Contact:
Alan Bernstein
Senior School Development Manager, North USA
alan.bernstein@cambridge.org
(646) 946-6791


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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.

www.collegeboard.org

Contact:
Dena Soled Johnson
Senior Director
State and District Partnerships
(781) 296-0549


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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.

www.definedlearning.com

Contact:
Brannan Kenny
Vice President of Partnerships
(224) 220-3583


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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. Please contact G_Whitman@Dell.com to get more information on setting up your campus or district with the program. CAPSS members can access your benefits at www.dell.com/mpp/CAPSS.

www.dell.com/mpp/CAPSS

Contact
Mitzi Neville
Strategic Account Manager
(512) 720-4692


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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.

Delos advanced air purification technology was recently selected by the New York City Department of Education for implementation into all 1,800 schools in the New York City Public School System.

The Delos advanced air purification technology is capable of trapping and removing particles as small as 0.007 microns at 99.97% efficiency, which is smaller than the virus causing COVID-19.  These are highly affordable, stand-alone, or wall-mounted portable solutions that don't require construction, labor, or access to existing HVAC systems.

About Delos: Delos is a wellness real estate and technology company guided by the mission to be the world’s leading catalyst for improving the health and well-being of people around the world by improving the indoor environments where they live, work, sleep and play.

www.delos.com

Contacts:

Rachel McPherson
Partnership Consultant
Rachel.mcpherson@delos.com

Matt Arnone 
Business Development | Sustainable Finance at Delos™
matt.arnone@delos.com


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ESS partners with school districts to help them implement culturally inclusive mental health and behavioral support programs that improve care, strengthen outcomes, address trauma, and maintain students in their home district.  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.

www.effectiveschoolsolutions.com/

Contact:
Jared DeLancey
Senior Director of District Partnerships
email: jdelancey@effectiveschoolsolutions.com
(201) 923-2967


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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.

Equitable is not only the No.1 leader in providing retirement solutions to CT educators, but we also are a leader in providing educational content on the public student loan forgiveness program, woman-in-leadership seminars, financial wellness programs, and in providing non-product comprehensive financial education.

Equitable advisors are Certified Retirement Education Specialists (CRES) by the National Tax-Deferred Savings Association (NTSA), a sister organization of the American Retirement Association (ARA).

www.equitable.com/educators

Contact:
Michael Linehan
Northeast Regional Vice President
(860) 921-3825


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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.

https://exemplars.com

Contact:
Megan Brewer Meadows
Chief Operating Officer
email: megan@examplars.com
(800) 450-4050 ext. 101


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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a learning technology company committed to delivering connected solutions that engage learners, empower educators and improve student outcomes. As a leading provider of K–12 core curriculum, supplemental and intervention solutions and professional learning services, HMH partners with educators and school districts to uncover solutions that unlock students' potential and extend teachers' capabilities. HMH serves more than 50 million students and 3 million educators in 150 countries.  For more information, visit www.hmhco.com/CT

Follow HMH on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Contact:
Jason Testa
VP Regional Sales
(866) 897-3767
Jason.testa@hmhco.com


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IntelliBoard provides analytic and reporting services to education communities and institutions that want expanded reporting and analytics for their Learning Management System.

IntelliBoard is the most comprehensive reporting and analytics platform of any LMS on the market today. Data coming from Blackboard, Canvas, Google Classroom, Brightspace D2L, Moodle, Zoom, MS Team, Student Information System, and more is available to view on simplified, shareable, and printable charts, graphs and analytics.

IntelliBoard is comprised of data-loving, education-focused, and care-centric folks brilliant in the skills they bring to you. We dream BIG! We all share the same vision, but each provides a unique perspective. We strive to provide a well-rounded approach to all that we do.

www.intelliboard.net

Contact:

Anatoliy Kochnev
CEO
anatoliy@intelliboard.net


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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.

www.newsela.com

Contact:
Kristi Maroudas
District Partnership Manager

Elizabeth St. Onge
District Partnership Manager


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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.

www.oakhillct.org

Contact:
Ana Wittig
Chief Administrator
(860) 769-3860


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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.

www.orbic.us

Contact:
Anthony Dalessio
Senior Vice President, Finance & Enterprise
(631) 240-8365

Mark Krolian
Vice President, Business Development
(631) 240-8333


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For over 35 years, PARS has worked exclusively with school districts and other public agencies to design and implement strategic retirement solutions that address specific organizational and budgetary needs. We are the national leader in customized, locally controlled voluntary separation incentives and also administer one of the largest and fastest growing OPEB trust programs in New England.

https://www.pars.org/

Contact:
Kathryn Cannie
Senior Consultant
(617) 549-6555


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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.

www.rethinked.com

Contact:
John Henyecz
Senior Account Executive
(201) 398-6953


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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.

The Renaissance portfolio includes Star Assessments, for reliable, accurate insights into K–12 student learning; myIGDIs, for accurate assessment of early learning; myON, to increase students’ access to high-quality reading materials; Accelerated Reader, to support independent reading practice; Freckle, for teacher-led differentiated instruction; Schoolzilla, to give educators actionable insights into trends in student attendance and achievement; Lalilo, to develop critical foundational skills; and Nearpod, for teacher-facilitated instructional delivery.

For more information, visit Renaissance.com.

Contact:
Amanda Pottinger
Marketing Manager
(561) 962-5314


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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.

www.shipmangoodwin.com

Contact:
Thomas B. Mooney, Esq.
Partner


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Savings for Employees of Connecticut Public School Systems

T-Mobile Work Perks has a Brand-New benefit for you and it’s for New and Existing Customers!  

CT Public School System employees can access offers for the whole family. Eligible customers who are switching to T-Mobile or are already Existing Customers that are adding a new voice line can save 15% off the first 5 voice lines when on Magenta Max/Plus.

Visit our T-Mobile Perks site for all current promotions!
Online: Click Here For Savings!

Get premium features when you sign up for T-Mobile Perks:

  • Unlimited talk, text, & 5G & 4G LTE smartphone data
  • Taxes & fees included
  • Netflix ON US
  •  International coverage in 210+ countries
  • Up to 4K UHD Streaming
  • Dedicated customer care team
  • Free texting & unlimited in-flight Wi-Fi
  • Free stuff every week with T-Mobile Tuesdays
  • 40 GB of high speed mobile hotspot data
  • 5 layers of scam-blocking protection

Ways to Join Our Program:

  • Online: Click Here For Savings!
  • Telesales: 855-570-9947 (Make sure to mention that you are State of CT Education– Promo Code:  PERKSCT1)

General T-Mobile Perks Questions?

New T-Mobile Perks customer trying to verify employment once you sign up?

New Sales – 855-570-9947
Existing T-Mobile Verification – 877-334-7099

Contact:
Jamie Monahan
New England Account Manager
T-Mobile Government Work Perks Program
(339) 444-4507


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Trusted Capital Group (TCG), a HUB International Company provides valuable investment, retirement, and financial education solutions. We are experts at meeting the unique needs of school district leaders facing a growing workforce, shrinking budgets and stringent state standards. Our services include:

Superintendent Wellness Programs - Specialized contract consulting and financial planning for school district leaders

School District Financial Wellness Programs - We offer education tools with access to financial coaches to assist your employees combined with a robust financial virtual education consultation assistance.
 
Additional Services:
457(b) Retirement Solutions
403(b) Plan Administration
401(a) Teacher/Employee Recruitment & Retention Plan
FICA Alternative Plan Services

www.tcgservices.com

Contact
Randy Feid
Vice President, Business Development
781-364-4996

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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.

www.vectorsolutions.com/industries/education/k12/

Contact
Justin Moore
K12 Director of Sales
513-792-3940


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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.

As a charitable organization, YMCAs across Connecticut exist to strengthen communities. The work the Y does every day with thousands  of men, women and children ensures everyone — regardless of age, gender, income or background — has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive!

www.ct-ri-ymca.org

Contact
Chris Pallato
CEO
Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs
860-670-3261


Questions?

Businesses, organizations and individuals interested in a Partnership with CAPSS  may initiate inquiries with:

Paulien K. Rorick
Staff Associate for Digital Communications
(860) 236-8640 x170
prorick@capss.org

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