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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) for Project Management, Professional Development Design and Implementation and Program Evaluation related to the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Form

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The Connecticut State Department of Education plans to implement a new Individualized Education Program (IEP) Form and Special Education Data System (SEDS) in 2022-2023. The State Education Resource Center (SERC) is seeking competitive proposals from…
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…
October 17, 2019

Now Available: Online Learning in SLD/Dyslexia

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Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) / Dyslexia Initiative Specific Learning Disability (SLD) as defined by IDEA means a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, which may…
October 09, 2019

Call for Nominations: 2019 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 State Education Resource Center’s 2019…
October 08, 2019

Special Education Youth Advisory Council: applications are being accepted!

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The application period for the third cohort of the Special Education Youth Advisory Council is now open!Find out more about this exciting opportunity and download the application form at this link .
October 06, 2019

4th Annual Family, School, & Community Engagement Conference

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This event is being offered by CREC When ALL Means ALL:The call for full, equal, and equitable partnerships between families, schools, and communities. Wednesday, October 23, 2019Sheraton Hartford South HotelRocky Hill Who Should Attend: Families, school…
August 11, 2019

Parent Trust Announcement

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August 9, 2019 To our partners, colleagues, past and present Parent Trust grantees, and friends, The State Education Resource Center and the Connecticut Parent Information and Resource Center (SERC/CT PIRC) has administered the Parent Trust Fund since 2010.…
July 31, 2019

Request for Qualifications: Independent Contractors for Professional Learning Services

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The State Education Resource Center (SERC) is seeking submission of written qualifications from individuals with the capacity to provide professional learning services on a variety of topics. The purpose of this request for qualifications (RFQ) is to create a…
July 28, 2019

Request for Proposals for External Audit Services

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Description: The State Education Resource Center (“SERC”) is seeking Proposals from qualified public accounting firms to perform certain audit functions for all or part of fiscal years 2019, 2020 and 2021. These functions shall include, but are not limited…
July 09, 2019

8-Day Training Series on Planning and Placement Team Practices for Improved Student Outcomes

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This training series is brought to you by the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), Bureau of Special Education in partnership with the State Education Resource Center (SERC). Program Information This innovative training, targeted for all…
June 04, 2019

Wilson Reading System - 3 Day Introductory Course this September!

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Join LEARN for a 3-Day Introductory Course, September 10, 11, & 12 Wilson Reading System is based on Orton-Gillingham principles and is a highly-structured, intensive, Tier 3 reading program for students in grades 2-12 with word-level di􀂣culties or…
May 29, 2019

CAS Summer Leadership Institute - June 27-28

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The Connecticut Assosciation of Schools' Summer Leadership Institute will be held on June 27&28 in Southbury. For more information, download the brochure. Register Here
April 07, 2019

Curriculum Designer for Opioid Prevention: Award Announcement coming on 4-15

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Correction: This article briefly & incorrectly listed the due date for the RFP as being extended until April 15. The due date did not change from April 1. The date of announcement of grant awardees has been extended to April 15, from its original date of…
April 04, 2019

SERC Library to Reopen!

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Thanks in large part to the advocacy and support of our patrons and partners, the State Education Resource Center is excited to announce it will reopen the SERC Library! Stay tuned for an announcement of the reopening date. The Library closed on June 29,…
March 27, 2019

Dismantling Systemic Racism 2019

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4th AnnualDismantling Systemic RacismConference on Race, Education & Success Friday, April 26, 2019Connecticut Convention CenterHartford, CT 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A conference designed for educators, family members, community members, business leaders and…
February 25, 2019

2019-20 Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) School Choice Application Deadline Is February 28!

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Final week to submit on-time 2019-20 school choice application, Upcoming application assistance sessions and events (HARTFORD, CT) – The Connecticut State Department of Education’s Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) would like to remind parents,…
February 08, 2019

Request For Proposal: Integration of the Professional Standards for Ed Leaders & MTSS

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The State Education Resource Center, on behalf of the Connecticut State Department of Education, requests responses to the following. Deliverables: Develop a researched-based white paper describing the “how” and the importance of integrating MTSS for…
January 29, 2019

CT State Opioid Response Grant - Invitation to Apply

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State Opioid Response (SOR) A Transforming Approach to Opioid Prevention:Developing Systemic Change in Schools The State Education Resource Center (SERC), on behalf of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is excited to offer school…
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

Deadline extended: Call for Presenters! Dismantling Systemic Racism 2019

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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…