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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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

Professional Learning Catalog 2017-2018 Fall Edition Released


EASTCONN’s catalog of regional professional learning offerings for 2017-2018 has been released. The workshops, councils and learning opportunities listed are intended to inspire and inform our region’s K-12, early childhood and technology educators as they strive to strengthen their practice…

EASTCONN Names New Executive Director


Hampton, CT - EASTCONN is pleased to announce that Gary S. Mala will lead the agency as its next executive director. Mala will begin transitioning into his new EASTCONN role in September. Mala will replace EASTCONN Executive Director Paula M. Colen, who…

Is This Local Stream Healthy? Tolland 6th-Graders Investigate


Photo: Tolland 6th-graders partnered to gather scientific data as they worked to determine whether a nearby stream was healthy. EASTCONN’s Mobile STEM Laboratory has been making the rounds among schools across northeastern Connecticut this spring, recently stopping at Tolland Middle School…

Community Conversation Focuses on Children’s Mental Health Issues


Photo: A summit to share concerns about children's mental health in NE Connecticut attracted 75 of the region's leaders. In response to growing concerns around children’s mental health and its effects on schools and communities in northeastern Connecticut, many of the…

New Observation Tool Simplifies Teacher & Student Assessments


EASTCONN has designed a new online tool that promises to simplify the process of collecting, storing and reporting observation-based data associated with  student and teacher assessments.  Called eObserve, EASTCONN’s new framework-independent tool supports the use of tablets and other devices, and…

QMC Students Win Regional Video Contest


Photo: QMC students took 1st place in the Third Annual Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance Video Challenge and Film Festival. EASTCONN’s Quinebaug Middle College (QMC) students took 1st place for Outstanding Videography and 3rd place in the Viewer’s Choice category at the Third Annual Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance…

ACT Student Work is Honored by Connecticut Writing Project


Photo: 13 ACT stuents were recognied by UCONN's prestigious Connecticut Writing Project for the quality and creativity of their written works. UCONN’s Connecticut Writing Project (CWP) contest has again honored Creative Writing students at EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT)…

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