The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) launched its new Learn Together, Grow Together CT initiative to highlight districts addressing common issues and problems through innovative approaches, ideas and strategies that are producing successful outcomes. Learn Together, Grow Together CT will also promote these promising practices in district profiles inventoried on the CSDE website so that other district leaders and educators can connect with fellow districts and borrow, adapt and put to use these proven models in their own districts and schools. The initiative is part of Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona’s major points of focus to leverage the collective capacity and resources already in place around the state in order to better facilitate collaboration toward common goals. 

Learn Together, Grow Together CT consists of a social media campaign and an inventory of district profiles on promising practices they have implemented as well as the results that have been yielded. Learn Together, Grow Together CT will identify and promote the most exceptional strategies and connect district leaders and educators with colleagues around the state to learn what impact these approaches are having on the success of students, educators and district operations. Districts are encouraged to connect with their counterparts and share with CSDE their own promising practices to be highlighted through Learn Together, Grow Together CT.

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