July 07, 2021

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

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SERC RFP Number: BL072021 State Education Resource Center (SERC) Contact Person: Michelle LeBrun-Griffin ( On June 23, 2021, CT PA 21-2 identified SERC as the lead organization for coordination and provision of professional learning and…
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…
March 07, 2021

New Tools to Strengthen K-12 Substance Misuse Prevention Programming

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Two Webinar Opportunities: Friday, March 19: 11:00 am -12:30 pm [register here] Friday, April 23: 11:00 am -12:30 pm [register here] Online Course: Available starting March 29 [register here] Launching March 29, 2021- NEW! Substance Misuse Prevention Online…
March 02, 2021

SERC Statement on U.S. Senate Confirmation of Dr. Cardona

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The State Education Resource Center and the SERC Board of Directors congratulate our partner and friend, Dr. Miguel Cardona, who will now be Secretary of Education of the United States! SERC got to know Dr. Cardona in his various roles in Meriden, and we…
February 28, 2021

‘Dedicate and Commit Ourselves to Action’

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SERC Executive Director Ingrid M. Canady was honored to contribute her reflections to Fox 61’s “Black History IS Connecticut History Project”: View this video at
February 21, 2021

CSDE Professional Support Series for Families

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A Virtual Conversation Series for Parents and Families on Supporting Children’s Learning during COVID-19 The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is hosting a series of virtual conversations for parents and other caregivers who are managing…
January 11, 2021

Section 504, COVID-19 and More with Perry Zirkel

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Expand your knowledge of Section 504! Two Programs on January 26 & 27 Presenter: Perry A. Zirkel, Lehigh University Professor Emeritus of Education & Law Audience: General and Special Education Teachers and Administrators, School Counselors, and Student…
December 22, 2020

Congratulations, Dr. Cardona!

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Dr. Miguel Cardona has been a friend of SERC for many years. Over the last 16 months, in his capacity as state education commissioner, Dr. Cardona has been an invaluable partner, most recently in the development of the first statewide African American/Black…
December 16, 2020

Making History: The Black and Latino Studies Documentary

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We're pleased to present a short documentary on the creation of the nation's first African-American, Black, Puerto Rican, and Latino studies curriculum for public schools. For more information, Visit the curriculum's homepage, and view the Press release from…
October 29, 2020

2020 Parental Involvement Recognition Award - Call for Nominations

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Do you know a parent... …who has made positive changes in his or her child’s school or community this year? … who has set an example through his or her personal involvement to make a difference this year? Then nominate that parent for the State Education…
October 05, 2020

Training Opportunity for IDEA Part B Grant Managers, Special Education Directors, and Business Managers

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REVIEW - IDEA PART B SECTION 611/619 GRANT INCLUDING MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT (MOE) Live Webinars: October 27 & 29 This statewide training centers around the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B Section 611/619 Grant and MOE. It covers the…
June 08, 2020

Connect with SERC this June - Sessions in Spanish available!

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Through the remainder of June, SERC has planned virtual sessions on timely and important topics for educators and families alike. Screenside Chats for Parents and Families Sessions in Spanish and EnglishFirst session in Spanish is today, June 9! Please share…
June 01, 2020

A Statement from SERC

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George Floyd: Structural Racism Claims Another Life Dear colleagues and friends, When a particular event reminds our nation of the reality of racial injustice and violence, leaders and organizations issue statements of condemnation and a reaffirmation of our…
June 01, 2020

Racial Equity and Education During COVID-19: Our Community’s Perspective

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Our first collaborative Zoom chat session was attended by 100 engaged participants - please join us and share your thoughts! Pandemic or no pandemic, SERC will always find ways to maintain a focus on racial equity. On the following Thursdays from 4:30–5:30…
May 17, 2020

Connecticut Planning & Placement Team (PPT) Leadership Institute

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Interested in receiving the most up-to-date information about State and Federal guidelines, strengthening collaboration and feeling more confident leading PPT meetings both virtually and in-person? The Connecticut Planning and Placement Team Leadership…
April 06, 2020

African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Course of Studies Virtual Focus Groups Announced

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The State Education Resource Center (SERC) is organizing the development of an African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Course of Studies and is looking for input from the following stakeholders: Students currently enrolled in middle school and high…
April 06, 2020

CSDE Publishes Professional Support Series for Families

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The Connecticut State Department of Education has made a new Support Series for Families available now. Topics include: Social Emotional Support for Students Supporting Students with Special Needs English Learners and Continuation of Education Early Childhood…
March 09, 2020

SERC’s Response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus

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A Message to our Learning Community SERC recognizes the challenges faced by our learning communities regarding COVID-19. We are committed to providing supports and resources any way we can as we navigate this difficult time. We have learned from the guidance…
March 03, 2020

Request for Proposals (RFP)

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Request for Proposals (RFP) for Project Management, Professional Development Design and Implementation and Program Evaluation related to the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Form The Connecticut State Department of Education plans to implement a new…
January 23, 2020

SERC Director Ingrid Canady Highlighted by Progreso Latino Fund

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Ingrid Canady, Executive Director of SERC, was recently interviewed by the Progreso Latino Fund of New Haven, as part of their series "Celebrating Latino Leaders." View her interview below, or directly onYouTube .
January 13, 2020

Red Lion Hotel Update

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The Red Lion Hotel in Cromwell abruptly closed its doors on Friday (1/10/2020) due to their Sale and Use Tax Permit being suspended by the state of Connecticut. SERC has a number of current and future events scheduled to be held there. We are currently…
January 08, 2020

SERC's Library Blog returns!

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With the reopening of SERC's library, we're excited to announce the return of SERC's Library Blog Visit the blog here!
December 02, 2019

2Gen Interagency Plan: addressing intergenerational poverty in Connecticut

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Pursuant to Public Act No. 19-78, the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management has drafted a two-generational interagency plan aimed at systems change in state government that addresses intergenerational poverty and supports families in overcoming barriers…
November 26, 2019

New Professional Development from CAS

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The Connecticut Association of Schools, Center for Leadership & Innovation, presents a timely and essential menu of professional development in their 2019-20 Leadership Series. Learn more here!
November 07, 2019

Congratulations to our new Deputy Commissioners of Education!

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Congratulations, Charlene and Desi! SERC extends our congratulations to our new Deputy Commissioners of Education, Charlene Russell-Tucker and Desi Nesmith. Charlene, who most recently served as CSDE’s Chief Operating Officer, is a longtime friend and…