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COVID-19 Couldn’t Stop the 2020 Summer Jobs Program


COVID-19 called a halt to many jobs for Connecticut’s young people last summer, but not for those who participated in an EASTCONN summer program.  Through virtual classes, and a few in-person job sites, hundreds of qualified Connecticut youths, from Thompson to…

Meeting the Challenge: Delivering Related Services During a Pandemic


Using their expertise, the latest research and collaborative approaches, EASTCONN’s Related Services specialists have continued to deliver critical supports to their students, despite the pandemic.  “When schools shut down in mid-March, we rapidly shifted to virtual-only platforms to keep children on…

The Show Goes on at ACT


How does a hands-on performing arts magnet high school continue to deliver top-notch learning experiences during a pandemic? Like other schools, EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) has worked hard to meet the challenges of delivering both traditional academics…

GEER Fund to Help Connecticut’s Young Children & Families Gain…


In order to provide Connecticut’s early childhood programs and young families with equal access to virtual learning and critical services during the pandemic, thousands of iPads will be distributed statewide, thanks to the governor’s office, the Office of Early Childhood…

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…

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…

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…

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…