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CCSU Partners with EASTCONN to Offer a New Sixth-Year Certificate…


In collaboration with EASTCONN, Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) will offer a new, Hampton-based Sixth-Year Certificate program in Educational Leadership for aspiring northeastern Connecticut administrators, starting in the summer of 2021. This will be the third cohort in CCSU’s Educational Leadership…

November is National Career Development Month


November 2020 has been proclaimed as Career Development Month both nationally and in Connecticut. To support the ongoing efforts of the Connecticut State Department of Education to design career development and guidance opportunities for learners, the CSDE Academic Office has created…

Head Start & Early Head Start Interest Form

Head Start & Early Head Start Interest Form


To learn more about EASTCONN Head Start & Early Head Start, visit their homepage.  Para obtener más información sobre EASTCONN Head Start y Early Head Start, visite su página de inicio.

ACT Performing Arts Magnet High School to Host Virtual Open…


Prospective high school students and their families are invited to attend EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) Performing Arts Magnet High School Virtual Open House on Wed., Nov. 18, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. The event will take place on Zoom. The…

EASTCONN Early Head Start & Head Start Accepting Applications


EASTCONN’s Early Head Start and Head Start programs are accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Early Head Start and Head Start are federally funded child and family development programs that provide a comprehensive support system to children, prenatal to age…

Learning Curve is Steep as Adult Education Goes Virtual


As Connecticut’s K-12 schools closed their doors to in-person learning in March, EASTCONN’s Adult Education high school programs quickly followed suit.  EASTCONN teachers scrambled to develop virtual learning models, so students could continue progress toward their high school degree. Staff cultivated…

New Online Tool Helps Parents Share Child Progress


EASTCONN’s Technology Solutions group has developed a new web-based tool extension that enables parents to share their child’s progress with early-care teachers when classrooms are closed.  The new tool add-on is part of EASTCONN’s CT DOTS Online platform, which provides early…

EASTCONN Finds New Opportunities In Remote Learning Challenges


For EASTCONN, reopening classrooms this fall posed a host of extraordinary challenges as COVID-19 dragged on. Difficulties ranged from learning how to adequately meet students’ social, emotional and academic needs in an online world, to ensuring that staff and families…

EASTCONN will Administer TEAM Program Details for CSDE


The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) has restored its TEAM partnership with EASTCONN and the RESC Alliance, and has engaged EASTCONN to coordinate administrative details.  “This renewed relationship will allow EASTCONN to provide the CSDE with an extra set of…

David C. Howes Named Interim Principal of EASTCONN’s Quinebaug…


EASTCONN is pleased to announce that David C. Howes has been chosen to lead EASTCONN’s Quinebaug Middle College (QMC) as its interim principal. Howes assumes his new role immediately, following the departure of Mary Kay Tshonas earlier this summer. “David joined…

EASTCONN Temporarily Suspends Driver Education Program


Windham County, July 16, 2020 – As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, EASTCONN has decided to temporarily suspend its Driver Education Program. The program and its classes will resume at a later date, which has not yet been determined. All…

EASTCONN Magnet High Schools Enrolling Students Now for …


Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) If your student is interested in Acting, Creative Writing, Dance, Theater Production (lighting, set design and set construction and costume design) or Audio/Video, then ACT’s small-class, rigorous, arts-infused high school program may be the ticket…

ACT, LEAP & QMC High Schools Graduate In-Person with Joy…


             In response to students’ wishes, EASTCONN’s magnet and alternative high school graduations took place outdoors, with student and guest speakers. Above, ACT’s valedictorian spoke to her fellow seniors about challenges, hope and the future.  The LEAP School’s seniors graduated in brilliant…

8 ACT & 5 QMC Students Win Poetry, Writing…


                Thirteen EASTCONN magnet high school students have won awards for their works of poetry and fiction in two different contests this year.         Eight students who attend EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) magnet high school…

Autism Program Gets Creative


  In mid-March, EASTCONN Autism Program (EAP) staff found themselves switching unexpectedly from an in-person, center-based program to a new, all-virtual teaching and learning system. The transition required swift, intensive planning, collaboration and creativity in order to build a comprehensive, at-home…

EASTCONN Builds Plan for Reopening Schools


This spring, in the midst of COVID-19 closures and the exponential rise of virtual learning, EASTCONN leaders began discussing how best to end the school year for students and staff, while simultaneously planning for their return in the fall.  EASTCONN’s Leading…

EASTCONN Announces its 2020 ACT, LEAP and QMC Graduates


            Congratulations to the 2020 graduates of EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater and Quinebaug Middle College magnet high schools and the LEAP alternative high school.             ACT graduates: Carl Arthur Baker Jr., William Beaudry…

Staff Letter RE: Social Justice, Equity and Anti-Racism


June 3, 2020 Dear EASTCONN Community, I felt compelled to write to you during what can only be described as a series of disturbing events in our nation’s history. Not only are we managing the stunning reality of an unforeseen pandemic, but…

Youth Sought for Summer Youth Employment and Training Program May…


EASTCONN’s 2020 Summer Youth Employment and Training Program (SYEP), a short-term summer work experience for eligible eastern Connecticut youth, 14 to 24 years old, is currently accepting applications. The program is the result of a partnership between EASTCONN, New London Youth…