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June 04, 2018

Important News Regarding SERC's Transition

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To Our Partners, Patrons, Families, and Longtime SERC Supporters, As an agency with almost 50 years of service on behalf of all children, especially children with disabilities, children of color, and English learners, we have witnessed the state navigating…
May 02, 2018

2018 Directory of Summer Camps and Programs for Children with Special Needs in Connecticut

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Dear Friend, Summertime provides a wonderful opportunity for all children to continue growing both academically and socially. This unique directory lists camps and programs for children with and without special needs, offering a range of both outdoor and…
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…