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…
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…