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March 01, 2018

An Act Concerning the Funding of the State Education Resource Center

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The Connecticut General Assembly’s Education Committee has introduced a bill proposing funding for SERC. The agency has no previous funding allocation within our current statute, and SERC’s continued operations are now in jeopardy. By establishing funding,…
March 01, 2018

Don’t miss the 2018 National Resource Center for Paraeducators (NRCP) Conference!

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Don’t miss the 2018 National Resource Center for Paraeducators (NRCP) Conference! Join NEA, WEA and paraeducators from all across the country at the 2018 National Resource Center for Paraeducators (NRCP) Conference, April 27-29 at the DoubleTree by Hilton…
February 27, 2018

Register Now - Facing Today’s Challenges, Embracing Tomorrows Success Conference

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Childhood Conversations & Together We Will in collaboration would like to welcome you to attend the Together We Will and Childhood Conversations Conference 2018 joint conference. This annual event takes place April 6th and 7th at the Hartford-Windsor Marriott…
February 27, 2018

What do administrators do on a snow day?

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Kate Fioravanti, Interim Director of the Arts Magnet Middle School in New London, has found a great way to engage her students and community on the happenings of an administrator on snow days. When everyone else is sleeping in, relaxing, and enjoying a day at…
February 22, 2018

FREE professional development provided by SERC on behalf of CT Office of Early Childhood - THRIVE

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SERC is offering the following FREE professional development on behalf of CT Office of Early Childhood - THRIVE.* CT ELDS Introductory Training (6 hours) An introductory level training on the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards (CT ELDS). The…
February 15, 2018

SERC Statement on Florida Shooting

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SERC is disturbed and saddened by the school shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine’s Day—taking so many lives, shattering witnesses and loved ones, shaking another community, and once again altering a place of…
February 02, 2018

Special Education Youth Advisory Council

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The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), Bureau of Special Education (BSE) and the State Education Resource Center (SERC) are pleased to announce the first year of our Special Education Youth Advisory Council, which is designed to increase…
January 31, 2018

What’s New at SERC: January 2018

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Parent Trust programs funded After a funding delay, SERC and the CT Parent Information and Resource Center (CT PIRC) have released the request for proposals (RFP) for programs to apply for funding under the Parent Trust Fund Grant. The RFP requires a quick…
January 19, 2018

Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities: A Three-Day Series

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Principals are charged with leading schools so that all students, including those with disabilities, achieve college- and career-readiness curriculum standards. This three-part series will provide school principals with essential knowledge and skills to…
January 19, 2018

PPT Chairperson Training - Spring Series

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March 14 & 15, 2018 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm The Planning and Placement Team (PPT) chairperson works as part of the team to develop individualized education programs (IEPs) for students with disabilities that provide access and opportunities for meaningful…
January 09, 2018

Special Education Administrator Coaching Opportunity

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Brought to you by CSDE (Connecticut State Department of Education) and CAS (Connecticut Association of Schools) “Last call” for applications for the Special Education Administrator Coaching program. If you have been considering this support for the remainder…
December 19, 2017

What’s New at SERC: December 2017

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Three SERC PBIS trainers among first to get endorsed through TOT A select group of endorsed Northeast trainers of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) now includes three SERC consultants, making SERC the agency with the most endorsed trainers…
December 13, 2017

Happy Holidays!

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December 07, 2017

Announcement of SERC Furlough Days

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December 8, 2017 To Our Partners, Patrons, Families, and Long-time SERC Supporters, Since 1969, SERC has supported Connecticut's educators, families, and communities by providing resources, technical assistance, professional learning opportunities, and a…
November 28, 2017

What’s New at SERC: November 2017

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Stamford Prioritizes SRBI in School Improvement Effort SERC is supporting Stamford Public Schools in its district-wide implementation of Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI), a key element in the district’s strategic improvement plan. Stamford had…
October 26, 2017

SERC recognizes Jessica Sager

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SERC is pleased to congratulate our friend Jessica Sager, the Chief Executive Officer of All Our Kin, for being selected as a 2017 lifetime Ashoka Fellow. Jessica has been a Board member of the SERC Foundation since the Foundation was founded in 2015. Ashoka…
October 17, 2017

What’s New at SERC: October 2017

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New SERC site goes live SERC has launched a redesigned website featuring many new professional learning opportunities heading into 2018. The new site describes SERC’s services aligned with the three elements of the agency’s vision: Equity, Excellence, and…
October 12, 2017

3rd Annual Conference Dismantling Systemic Racism 2018: Conference on Race, Education & Success

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3rd Annual Conference Dismantling Systemic Racism: 2018 Conference on Race, Education & Success Friday, May 11, 2018 Hilton Hartford Hotel The annual Dismantling Systemic Racism: Conference on Race, Education & Success, sponsored by the SERC Foundation in…
October 06, 2017

Special Statements from SERC

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SERC Statement Following Recent Hurricanes SERC continues to be concerned with the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico and other regions following the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Not only do United States citizens in Maria’s path still lack…
October 02, 2017

2017-18 SLD/Dyslexia Professional Learning Opportunities

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SERC has collaborated with CSDE to bring CT educators professional learning opportunities on a range of topics related to identification of SLD/Dyslexia and structured literacy instruction Click on the 2017-18 Brochure to review options for online learning…
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 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…