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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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

AJC and EASTCONN Improve Danielson Employment & Training Options


The Danielson Office of American Job Center (AJC) East has moved to EASTCONN’s Northeast Learning Center, located at 562 Westcott Road, Danielson.

7 Grants Awarded to Supplement EASTCONN’s Adult Programs


EASTCONN awarded $270,000 in federal funds to implement seven Program Enhancement Projects (PEP) for adult education throughout northeast Connecticut.

November 1st RESC Alliance Conference, “Personalized Learning: Future or…


School administrators and teacher-leaders are invited to attend “Personalized Learning: Future or Fad?”, a statewide conference hosted by Connecticut’s Regional Educational Service Centers (RESC) Alliance on Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Southern Connecticut State…

EASTCONN’s Hampton Annex Named for Paula M. Colen


The EASTCONN Board of Directors has named its Hampton Conference Center wing the “Paula M. Colen Annex” in honor of retiring Executive Director Paula M. Colen.    The board announced its decision, and surprised Colen with a bronze plaque, during her…

EASTCONN Welcomes Gary S. Mala as its New Executive Director


EASTCONN is pleased to announce that Gary S. Mala has been named EASTCONN’s new Executive Director, succeeding Paula M. Colen, who retired at the end of September after 37 years with the agency.  Colen had led EASTCONN as Executive Director since 2005.  “I’m…

Seats Still Available for Nov. 1 Personalized Learning Conference


The Oct. 25 deadline to register for “Personalized Learning: Future or Fad?”, a statewide conference hosted by Connecticut’s Regional Educational Service Center (RESC) Alliance, is fast approaching. Educators are invited to attend on Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, from 8:30 a.m…

Willimantic American Job Center Now Offering Evening Hours

Willimantic American Job Center Now Offering Evening Hours


The Willimantic office of American Job Center (AJC) East, a free resource that connects job seekers in eastern Connecticut with employment and training opportunities, has extended its hours until 7 p.m. on Mondays. The AJC, located at Tyler Square, 1320…

Educators Invited to Nov. 1 RESC Alliance Conference on Personalized…


School administrators and teacher-leaders are invited to attend “Personalized Learning: Future or Fad?”, a statewide conference hosted by Connecticut’s Regional Educational Service Center (RESC) Alliance on Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Southern Connecticut State…