“We are pleased to be recognized by the New England Secondary School Consortium for our work to advance education in Connecticut,” said Joseph Cirasuolo, Executive Director of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents.
West Hartford, CT (PRWEB) March 27, 2013
The Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS), a statewide nonprofit educational administration organization which represents public school superintendents, was recently honored by the New England Secondary School Consortium (NESSC) with the NESSC State Champion Award.
“We are pleased to be recognized by the New England Secondary School Consortium for our work to advance education in Connecticut,” said Joseph Cirasuolo, Executive Director of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS). “CAPSS is committed to working with the state to ensure strong education policy that aligns with the efforts of districts and provides students with opportunities for academic growth and success. We thank the Consortium for this honor and for their efforts to enhance secondary education throughout the region.”
The NESSC State Champion Award is given annually to one organization in each the Consortium’s member states. The Award recognizes a commitment to the goals, objectives and strategies of the NESSC; a unique contribution to moving state policy, practice, or public will within the state; public demonstration(s) of support for the state and for NESSC; and, a history of connections to the state and NESSC that indicates ongoing support in the future.
CAPSS was chosen to receive the NESSC State Champion Award for its continued support of the CT League of Innovative Schools; commitment to parallel objectives of the NESSC, including mastery-based learning; and its significant work in the public policy arena, including leadership of the High School Graduation Issues Task Force.
“The Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents is changing learning for students. Their efforts from the classroom to the statehouse have positively impacted both policy and practice—no small feat. Executive Director Joe Cirasuolo, his team at CAPSS, and CAPPS members are an inspiration for others across New England and the country. We at the Consortium are proud to count CAPSS as allies in this work,” said David Ruff, executive director of the Great Schools Partnership and the Consortium.
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About The Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents:
The Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS), based in West Hartford, CT, has been the voice of superintendents of schools in Connecticut for 104 years. The mission of the CAPSS is to lead the continuous improvement of public education for all students by advocating public policy for children and by developing and supporting executive school leaders. To learn more, visit http://www.capss.org.