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November 15, 2022

Please complete our survey! Prevention Programming in Connecticut Schools

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The State Education Resource Center (SERC), in collaboration with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is creating a School-Based Center for Prevention, Education, and Advocacy (K-12) to serve the state of Connecticut. According to…
November 14, 2022

2023 George A. Coleman Excellence in Equity Award

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Call for Nominations Nominate someone now for the 2023 awards! SERC is seeking nominations of individuals, organizations, schools, or districts. SERC created this award to honor and highlight the demonstration of extraordinary acts of commitment and courage…
October 20, 2022

Request for Proposals (RFP) for Assistive Technology Content Writer

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SERC RFP Number: EASIERATSME102022 State Education Resource Center (SERC) Contact Person: Michelle Weaver, General Counsel, weaver@ctserc.org This RFP is for content authoring for a new website. A developer to construct the website where this content will be…
October 20, 2022

Request for Proposals (RFP) for Website Development

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Addendum 1, Answers to Submitted Questions, has been posted. See below to download. SERC RFP Number: EASIERATWEB102022 State Education Resource Center (SERC) Contact Person: Michelle Weaver, General Counsel, weaver@ctserc.org This RFP is for website…
September 24, 2022

Now available: SLD/Dyslexia Free Online Modules

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Nine free, self-paced modules in this series on Specific Learning Disability (SLD) and SLD/Dyslexia, have officially returned for the 2022-23 school year! Offered in partnership between the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) and the State…
September 20, 2022

Request for Proposals (RFP) for Agency Auditor

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SERC RFP Number: Audit092022 State Education Resource Center (SERC) Contact Person: Michelle Weaver, General Counsel, weaver@ctserc.org Overview and Purpose The State Education Resource Center (“SERC”) is seeking Proposals from qualified public accounting…
September 08, 2022

Managing resources for Students with Disabilities through fiscal conversations around Federal Funding

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IDEA Part B 611/619, ARP IDEA Part B 611/619, and Special Education Activities (Recovery, Bonus Populations, Dyslexia) – a follow up to the Fiscal Summit of November 2021. October 20, 2022: Session A: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Session B: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. The CT…
September 02, 2022

SERC Library in Middletown reopens to visitors

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MIDDLETOWN, Conn.—The Library at the State Education Resource Center (SERC) is reopening for in-person browsing for the new school year. Beginning Tuesday, September 6, visitors can make an appointment to come to the SERC Library space to browse the…
September 01, 2022

SERC to Run New School-Based Center Targeting Substance Misuse

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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — As another school year begins, Connecticut will have a new statewide center for mitigating the impact of substance misuse and meeting other behavioral supports and needs in the student population. The State Education Resource Center (SERC)…
August 31, 2022

Request for Proposals for the African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Course of Studies: External Evaluator

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SERC RFP Number: BLC082022 State Education Resource Center (SERC) Contact Person: Michelle LeBrun-Griffin (griffin@ctserc.org) On June 23, 2021, CT PA 21-2 identified SERC as the lead organization for coordination and provision of professional learning and…
June 21, 2022

Request for Proposals (RFP) for Accounting Software Application

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Update: The RFP due date has passed and new proposals will no longer be acceptated. The accepted proposal will be announced here in the future. SERC RFP Number: ASA62022 State Education Resource Center (SERC) Contact Person: Maxine Zukowski, Executive…
May 25, 2022

Statement & Resources Following Texas Tragedy

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As an agency that supports school districts across the state, SERC is reeling from the unspeakable and incomprehensible mass shooting that took the lives of 19 children and two adults at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. We remember Sandy Hook in…
May 17, 2022

SERC statement on racist violence

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Recent violence across the nation, including the mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket, underscores that dismantling systemic racism is not an academic abstraction or a choice. It is an obligation right in front of us, not only as staff of the State…
March 14, 2022

Now available: 2021-22 IDEA Part B Trainings, supporting documents

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The following documents were disseminated in support of the Building Capacity and Establishing Sustainable Supports Summit, the IDEA Part B FY 23 Subgrantee Application Updates trainings, and the IDEA Grant Training for new Directors of Special Education…
February 07, 2022

RFP To Provide Professional Learning to Educators and Educational Leaders of Color through the Convening of Affinity Groups

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Update, February 25:The Request for Proposals (RFP #ELFEB2022A): To Provide Professional Learning to Educators and Educational Leaders of Color through the Convening of Affinity Groups is awarded to RE-Center: Race & Equity in Education. Update, Feb 15:…
January 16, 2022

George A. Coleman Excellence in Equity Award

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SERC created this award to honor and highlight the demonstration of extraordinary acts of commitment and courage to ensure all Connecticut students, especially students of color and culturally and linguistically diverse students, are valued and respected in…
December 14, 2021

Available Now: The 2019-2020 SERC Annual Report

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The 2019-2020 Annual Report is now available. Download it from the Annual Report page.
December 09, 2021

Exciting Grant Opportunity: A TRANSFORMING APPROACH TO OPIOID PREVENTION

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Over the past two years, the Education Development Center has been working with SERC to develop a set of tools that districts across the state can use to assess their current substance misuse prevention programming and inform the selection of new programs,…
October 21, 2021

American Rescue Plan Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (ARP EANS) Program

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Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA Act), Pub. L. No. 116-260 (December 27, 2020), Congress first authorized the Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) program as part of the Governor’s Emergency…
August 19, 2021

Congratulations Commissioner of Education Charlene Russell-Tucker

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The State Education Resource Center joins Connecticut’s educational community in congratulating Acting Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker as our newest Commissioner of Education. We at SERC are personally elated to have Charlene leading Connecticut…
August 19, 2021

Webinar: FY22 ARP with IDEA Part B Section 611/619 Funding Request Training

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September 29, 2021 The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 Section 2014(a) provides supplemental funding under the obligation of IDEA Part B for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2021/Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 for the IDEA formula grant programs. Eligible LEAs that…
August 19, 2021

Request for Proposals (RFP) for the African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Course of Studies Implementation (Round 2)

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Update: Addendum 1, Answers to Submitted Questions, has been posted. Download Addendum 1 SERC RFP Number: BL072021A State Education Resource Center (SERC) Contact Person: Michelle LeBrun-Griffin Overview and Purpose On June 23, 2021, CT PA 21-2 identified…
August 17, 2021

Request for Proposals (RFP) for a 7-part Articulate Storyline Course Concerning the Connecticut Comprehensive School Counseling Framework (CCSCF)

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The Request for Proposals (RFP) for a 7-part Storyline Articulate Course Concerning the Connecticut Comprehensive School Counseling Framework (CCSCF) #SC082021 is awarded to MediaVision Creative. SERC RFP Number: SC082021 State Education Resource Center…
June 25, 2021

Building Capacity and Establishing Sustainable Supports Summit

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Save the Date: November 3rd and 4th Building Capacity and Establishing Sustainable Supports Summit Registration information will be forthcoming. November 3rd (1a: 8:30 - 11:30a.m. or 1b: 12:30 - 3:30p.m.) & November 4th (2a: 8:30 -11:30a.m. or 2b: 12:30…
June 15, 2021

Critical Race Theory and Education: SERC’s Perspective

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June 15, 2021 Critical Race Theory (CRT) and education have recently attracted considerable local and national attention. Here at the State Education Resource Center (SERC), we feel an important duty to add our perspective, as an agency that supports schools…
April 27, 2021

Faith-Based Leaders: Engaging Families for Educational Success

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This session will be offered twice: in English (May 10), and in Spanish (May 3) How can faith communities and local public schools become more engaged partners in the work of improving students’ educational achievement? As community “trusted messengers,”…
April 04, 2021

State Opioid Response: Invitation to Apply for Technical Assistance

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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OPPORTUNITY The State Education Resource Center (SERC) is offering a two-year opportunity for Districts/Schools to implement an action plan for Opioid and Substance Misuse Prevention. SERC’s coaching and Technical Assistance (TA) will…
March 29, 2021

CSDE Procedural Safeguards Notice, March 2021

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Special Notice from the Connecticut State Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), the federal law concerning the education of students with disabilities, requires schools to…
March 17, 2021

SERC Statement on Attacks against Asian Americans

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We at SERC are shocked and saddened about the recent crimes against Asian communities, including the senseless deaths in Atlanta. Under our Racial Equity and Social Justice efforts, we are unequivocal about the role of white supremacy in perpetuating lies…