Families and Community

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  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers

    Supporting community learning centers through professional development, training and networking opportunities for schools, community based organizations and after school programs, these programs provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, as well as literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

  • Afterschool Programs

    Afterschool programs provide academic enrichment (such as hands-on science or technology programs) and activities to support student learning and development.

  • Apply to a School Choice Program

    The Connecticut State Department of Education’s (CSDE) commitment to public school choice is evident in the different types of public school choice programming available statewide.

  • Bullying and Harassment

    Bullying cannot be a rite of passage in our nation’s schools. Instead, our schools must be safe and nurturing environments that promote learning and full participation by all students.

  • Bureau of Choice Programs

    School Choice programs and interdistrict magnet schools are designed to attract students from different school districts to learn together in settings that offer unique, high-quality, themed educational opportunities.

  • Charter Schools

    Charter schools are publicly funded schools that are run independently of the school district and may also have a specialized focus. Charters are granted by the State Board of Education and schools may enroll students in Grades PK-12 as established in their charters.

  • Chronic Absence

    Good attendance is essential to student achievement! Research shows that absences add up and that good attendance is essential to student achievement and graduation. Whereas, chronic absence and truancy can be lead to school drop-out, academic failure and juvenile delinquency. By removing barriers to attendance, districts, schools and community partners can improve attendance.

  • Commissioner's Roundtable for Family and Community Engagement in Education

    The purpose of the Commissioner's Roundtable for Family and Community Engagement in Education (Commissioner's Roundtable) is to advise the Commissioner of Education regarding policy and programmatic priorities to improve outcomes for all students and advance the State Board of Education's comprehensive plan for equity and excellence in Connecticut schools.

  • Comprehensive Health Services and Sexual Health Services

    Guidance and resources for increase adolescents' access to comprehensive health services and sexual health services.

  • Comprehensive School Counseling and College/Career and Citizen-Ready

    Guidance and resources for school counseling.

  • Comprehensive School Health Education

    Guidance and resources for developing, implementing, and evaluating a planned, sequential school health education program.

  • Connecticut School Choice

    The Connecticut State Department of Education’s (CSDE) commitment to public school choice is evident in the five different types of public school choice programming available statewide.

  • Educational Opportunities for Military Families

    Military families, like all families, want the highest quality education for their children, especially during times of relocation and deployment. Connecticut belongs to the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children (the Compact).

  • English Learners (EL)

    Standards and Guidelines for including English Learners (ELs)

  • Exemplary Sexual Health Education

    Guidance and resources for developing, implementing, and evaluating an Exemplary Sexual Health Education (ESHE), which is a systematic, evidence-informed approach to sexual health education.