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Willimantic’s Library Satellite Promotes Access to Books


The Willimantic Public Library has opened a satellite location at Windham Heights, providing students and families access to more than 2,000 book titles.

Ashford Educators Earn Big Awards


Troy Hopkins, Principal of Ashford School and Rebecca Aubrey, the Spanish teacher at Ashford School win awards.

Windham Magnet School Lottery Goes Paper-Free


EASTCONN’s Technology Solutions division developed a software portal to accept online applications, communicate with families and run the official lottery. 

Aspiring Administrators Enroll in New 092 CCSU/EASTCONN Program


Teachers are able to pursue their CCSU Sixth-Year Certificates thanks to a new partnership between EASTCONN and CCSU. 

EASTCONN's Annual Board Meeting Features Student Speakers


Led for the first time by EASTCONN’s new Executive Director Gary Mala, EASTCONN’s Annual Meeting featured student presentations, employee recognitions and agency highlights.

Gandhi & Mansoor Advocate for Peace, Human Dignity


The forum, “Peace, Diversity and Human Dignity,” was presented by EASTCONN’s Student Services division, and drew nearly 100 participants. 

EASTCONN Adult Education Enrolling for Summer Classes


EASTCONN’s Adult Education program is accepting registrations for summer classes in Willimantic and Danielson.

Summer Youth Employment & Training Accepting Applications


The 2018 Summer Youth Employment and Training Program (SYEP), a short-term summer work experience for eligible youth, is now accepting applications.

Early Head Start & Head Start Accepting Applications


EASTCONN’s NAEYC-accredited Early Head Start and Head Start programs are now accepting applications for 2018-2019.

CS4CT (Computer Science For Connecticut) Summit 2018


Nearly 240 Connecticut educators, business leaders and Connecticut Department of Education officials recently attended the CS4CT Summit.

ACT Students Earn 26 Awards In Scholastic’s Writing Contest


Creative Writing students in EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater have earned 26 Awards In Scholastic’s Writing Contest.

EASTCONN’s New HR Director Brings Fresh Perspectives to Role


Melanie Marcaccio has joined EASTCONN as the agency's new Human Resources Director.

ACT Students Walk Out to Support Message of Non-Violence


In response to concerns nationwide about gun violence in schools, 56 students from EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) magnet high school organized a walkout in March.  Held in Willimantic’s Memorial Park, ACT students used their artistic talents to perform…

Rebecca Breen Joins EASTCONN as its New Birth-to-Three Coordinator


Rebecca Breen has joined EASTCONN as the agency’s new Birth-to-Three (B23) Program Coordinator.

Spring and Summer Professional Learning Catalog Released


EASTCONN’s comprehensive catalog of regional professional learning offerings for the spring and summer of 2018 has been released.

2018-2019 Programs and Services Catalog Now Available


EASTCONN's mid-year copy of the Programs and Services Catalog is now available. In it, you’ll find 150 programs and services, all designed to address your most pressing education challenges. If you don’t find exactly what you need in our catalog…

American Job Center Co-Locates w/EASTCONN’s Adult Programs in Danielson to…


The Danielson Office of American Job Center (AJC) East, a free resource that connects job seekers in eastern Connecticut with employment and training opportunities, has moved to EASTCONN’s Northeast Learning Center, located at 562 Westcott Road, in Danielson.  The move co-locates…

EASTCONN Welcomes New Director of Transportation


Kimberly Bush, who has years of experience in student transportation, has been named EASTCONN’s new Transportation Director. Interim Director John Vitale retired last fall. “Kimberly brings a diverse mix of experience and innovative ideas to EASTCONN that will help our Transportation…

EASTCONN Magnet High Schools Earn NEASC Accreditation


EASTCONN’s magnet high schools, Quinebaug Middle College (QMC) and Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT), have attained accreditation by the highly respected New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), following a rigorous, 7-year process of self-study and assessment. Both QMC…

Colchester & EASTCONN Win CABE Awards


Every year, the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) acknowledges schools’ efforts to communicate effectively with students, parents and communities about the great work being accomplished in their schools. The annual CABE communications contest, which is open to both…

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