NOTICE: Coronavirus Guidance for School Districts: Per Governor’s executive order, in-school class cancellations remain in effect until at least April 20, 2020.
Emergency Meal Programs: The State Department of Education is authorizing two distinct categories of COVID-19 Emergency Meal Programs in accordance with federal requirements: 1) COVID-19 Emergency Meal Program Limited to Students Attending School in Specific Districts. School districts on this list are only authorized to serve meals to students attending their schools, and any other child age 18 years or younger residing in the same household; 2) COVID-19 Community-wide Emergency Meal Program for Children. Any child age 18 years or younger can receive meal(s) at any meal service and distribution sites in these towns/cities. They do not have to be a resident or attend school in these towns/cities. Check these links often as more locations continue to be added.

Professional Learning

Related Resources

Boards of Education

Webinar: Overview of the Connecticut Standards for Professional Learning

Research & Policy Library

NCEE Releases Reports on Teacher Professional Learning

2013 MET Study

Generating Teaching Effectiveness: The Role of Job-Embedded Professional Learning in Teacher Evaluation

Learning Forward is dedicated exclusively to professional learning for all educators to advance educator and student growth. The resources provide extensive tools and discussions on professional learning and integrating successful professional learning systems within districts, schools, and classrooms.

Visit the Learning Forward site

Comprehensive Professional Learning System: A Workbook for States and Districts

Additional Tools for Professional Learning Systems and Plans


Connecticut Core Standards is a CSDE resource that provides professional development opportunities, on-demand professional learning and a library of professional learning materials.

Visit the Connecticut Core Standards site

The Teacher Education and Mentoring Program (TEAM) provides differentiated professional learning for beginning teachers as they reflect on applied instructional strategies and analyze student data and outcomes.

Learn more about TEAM