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December 11, 2018

SERC 2018 Professional Learning Survey

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Thank you for taking the time to participate in this survey. SERC is interested in learning more about your professional learning needs. Please share the type and format you are looking for in future trainings, workshops and conferences. Trouble using the…
December 10, 2018

Call for Presenters! Dismantling Systemic Racism 2019 Conference on Race, Education & Success

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Friday, April 26, 2019 Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT Call for Breakout Presenters The 4th annual conference on Dismantling Systemic Racism, sponsored by the State Education Resource Center (SERC) in collaboration with the SERC Foundation,…
December 06, 2018

Attention Parents: Diagnostic Reading Clinic at Fairfield University

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Does Your Child Have Dyslexia? A Specific-Reading Comprehension Disability? A Mixed Reading Disability? Consider Joining Us for a Pro-Bono/Sliding-Fee Diagnostic Reading Clinic SPRING, 2019
November 13, 2018

2018-19 Parent Leadership Training Grant Awards Announced

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The recipients of the 2018-2019 Parent Leadership Training/Parent Trust Fund Awards have been announced. Visit the grant page for more information!
November 07, 2018

Registration is Open for Building a Secondary Transition Assessment Toolkit: The Why & How

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"Assessment data serve as the common thread in the transition process and form the basis for defining goals and services to be included in the IEP" (DCDT Position Statement, Sitlington, et al. 1996) If we are to write relevant goals that support successful…
November 06, 2018

Leadership Forums: Registration is Open!

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The leadership forums are designed for ConnCase and district special education administrators to build their knowledge around specific Bureau of Special Education (BSE) topics and legal issues to support their roles on behalf of serving students with…
November 01, 2018

CSDE Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) Hosts Opening Day School Choice Info Fair For 2019-20 Applicants

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On November 3, First School Choice Fair of 2019-20 Application Season to Feature Programming for Grades Pre-K to 12; Fun for the Whole Family (Rain or Shine) (HARTFORD) – The Connecticut State Department of Education’s (CSDE) Regional School Choice Office…
October 24, 2018

2018 Parental Involvement Recognition Award

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Call For Nominations:Deadline: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 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? The State Education…
October 01, 2018

Grant award announced for new CT Statewide Family Engagement Center

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As CREC’s partner on this grant, SERC is excited about the announcement of the award to CREC for funding a new CT Statewide Family Engagement Center. We have long approached family engagement as a pillar of our work on behalf of Connecticut’s students and…
August 16, 2018

SERC Director a Keynote Speaker at Fatherhood Conference

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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — SERC Executive Director Ingrid M. Canady is the morning keynote speaker at the 4th Annual “Dads Matter Too!” Fatherhood Conference at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain August 17. Ingrid grew up in Costa Rica without a…
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 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…