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September 26, 2017

New London Public Schools’ School Improvement Planning

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On August 21, 2017, leadership teams from each of New London’s public schools met to develop and refine their school improvement plans (SIPs). Consultants from SERC and the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) facilitated the process by building…
September 18, 2017

IEA Annual Sensory Friendly Trick or Treat

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IEA's annual Sensory Friendly Trick-or-Treat Night is just around the corner! This event has games, crafts, food and fun for children and their families. We are looking for exhibitors who are interested in sharing information about their organization/services…
September 12, 2017

Introducing: A Transformational Approach to Teaching & Learning

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In 2011, SERC released an important document to encourage Connecticut educators, policy makers, and other stakeholders concerned about educational equity to focus specifically on race. In “Equity in Education: A Transformational Approach,” we outlined five…
September 05, 2017

The Latest at SERC: September 2017

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Connecticut has adopted a new guidance for school districts on supporting transgender students. What does this mean in practice? A recent professional learning opportunity helped clarify expectations for some of the everyday scenarios a school may encounter.…
August 31, 2017

SERC Statement on Harvey

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Our thoughts are with everyone coping in the wake of Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey. SERC extends its sympathies for the heartbreaking loss of life and unprecedented flooding and praises all those helping these communities clean up and heal. For more…
August 14, 2017

SERC statement on Charlottesville

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As educators, as parents, as community members, and as residents and keepers of this land that we call the United States of America, we were shocked and deeply disturbed by the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Intolerance and hate-fueled violence…
August 03, 2017

Call for Nominations: 2017 Parental Involvement Recognition Award

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Do you know a parent who has made positive changes in his or her child’s school or community? Who sets an example through his or her personal involvement to make a difference? Then nominate that parent for the 2017 Parental Involvement Recognition Award In…
July 25, 2017

Request for Proposal: Legal Services

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The State Education Resource Center (SERC) is seeking submission of written proposals, on a competitive basis, from qualified outside counsel to provide support on legal matters including, but not limited to, labor and employment, contracts, and litigation.…
July 25, 2017

Save the Date: Bureau of Special Education’s 14th Annual Back to School Meeting

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Mark your calendar… The Bureau of Special Education’s 14th Annual Back to School Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the Raddison Hotel in Cromwell, Connecticut. Registration information will be sent out at the end of August. Document…
July 13, 2017

Identifying Students with SLD/Dyslexia: An Online Course

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Schools need to have systems and structures in place that provide structured literacy instruction for all students, screen children for the development of essential literacy skills and, when needed, assess them at a more in-depth level to identify the…
June 30, 2017

SERC Library Announces Reopening in New Space

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MIDDLETOWN, Conn.— The State Education Resource Center (SERC) will reopen its Library on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at its new, temporary space on the first floor of 100 Roscommon Drive, located off Industrial Park Road in Middletown, CT. This location, which…
June 02, 2017

Register Now! Dr. Marilyn Friend is coming to CT!

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Join SERC for the following sessions with Dr. Marilyn Friend, an international leader in the field of Co-Teaching! Co-Teaching: Making it Work for You and Your Students! Monday, October 2, 2017 As an increasing number of schools implement co-teaching, the…
May 22, 2017

The Latest from SERC, May 2017

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Dismantling Systemic Racism conference More than 350 people packed the Radisson Hotel in Cromwell May 10 for policy, poetry, and powerful calls for tackling the racist structures that contribute to opportunity gaps in education. “Dismantling Systemic Racism:…
April 18, 2017

2nd Annual Dismantling Systemic Racism 2017 Conference on Race, Education & Success

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(new date!) Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - A conference designed for Educators, Family Members, Community Members, Business Leaders and Everyone who plays a part in a child’s life.
April 18, 2017

The Latest from SERC, April 2017

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This month's update from SERC highlights some of the exciting learning opportunities we are planning for 2017-2018!
April 17, 2017

2017 Directory of Summer Camps and Programs

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2017 Directory of Summer Camps and Programs for Children with Special Needs in Connecticut. Summertime provides a wonderful opportunity for all children to continue growing both academically and socially. This summer camp directory* lists camps and programs…
April 06, 2017

Announcement: Temporary Closing of SERC Library

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The SERC Library will be temporarily closing its doors to the public beginning on May 26. Read on for more details.
March 16, 2017

The Latest from SERC, March 2017

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Snow might have delayed them, but couldn’t stop a full house of educators and others from a popular learning opportunity at SERC about restorative practices. The session was scheduled February 9, postponed by snow, and held February 24 with outdoor…
March 10, 2017

Extended Deadline! Request For Qualifications: Application for Program Evaluators

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Deadline for the RFQ March 24th with questions answered by March 10th. As SERC and the SERC Foundation embark on the implementation of a comprehensive grant writing strategy, proposals to identify qualified researchers/consultant(s)/service contractor(s) to…
February 23, 2017

Through an Equity Lens: SERC’s Perspective on the Executive Order and Deportation Memos

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For many years, SERC has publicly addressed institutionalized racism and its impact on our educational system. In our 2011 report, “Equity in Education: A Transformational Approach,” we wrote, “For centuries, we have avoided discussing institutionalized…
February 17, 2017

Request for Proposals: Parent Survey Printing and Mailing

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The State Education Resource Center (SERC) is seeking competitive proposals from qualified and interested printers to print and mail Parent Survey packets on or by the first week in April 2017 and a second mailing of a reminder letter exactly 1 week after the…
February 16, 2017

The Latest from SERC, February 2017

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Supporting students with reading difficulties One of the primary goals of education in the early elementary grades is learning to read fluently and with good comprehension. This outcome can be elusive for some students with specific learning disabilities…
February 02, 2017

Special Education Professional Learning Modules

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In response to the needs of the field, the Bureau of Special Education (BSE) in partnership with the State Education Resource Center (SERC), has developed a series of ten Special Education Professional Learning Modules with three central themes running…
February 02, 2017

Webinar Archive: Remediating and Accommodating Students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)/Dyslexia at the Secondary Level

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Originally Broadcast on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 School teams face multiple challenges in meeting the learning needs of secondary-level students with SLD/Dyslexia. This live webinar focuses on the systems-level issues pertinent to providing accommodations…
January 27, 2017

2016-17 New PBIS Model Site Application is Ready

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The 2016-17 New PBIS Model Site Application is Ready. The purpose of the CT PBIS Model Schools Project is to recognize schools for successfully implementing school-wide systems for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. Criteria for recognition are…
January 18, 2017

Webinar Archive: Using Literacy Screening Data to Support Students with Reading Difficulties

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Originally Broadcast on January 10, 2017 The Connecticut Department of Education has approved universal screening reading assessments to be used by schools to identify students in kindergarten to grade three, who are below proficiency in reading. The results…
January 11, 2017

The Latest from SERC, January 2017

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2016 was a busy year for SERC. Some developments included: The SERC Board of Directors conducting an extensive search and officially hiring Ingrid M. Canady as the Executive Director, the first for SERC in nearly 30 years; the SERC Foundation holding its…
December 22, 2016

May peace, prosperity, and happiness be yours throughout the holidays and new year.

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With Warmest Regards, SERC & The SERC Foundation
December 14, 2016

SERC in November: Supporting PBIS and Ed Tech, Visiting on Election Day

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SERC’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) team is looking to build a larger network of schools to serve as PBIS model and banner sites. It’s revising the application to make the process of scaling up more fluid while maintaining the high…
November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from SERC

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This Thanksgiving, SERC staff are thankful. Each day, we are grateful to be able to work with you to ensure that everyone has a seat at the table and has their voices heard. We are thankful for the diversity in our schools, communities, and this great nation.…