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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…
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 fox61.com
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…