All of Connecticut’s youth graduate with a high school credential that demonstrates their readiness to become engaged members of our democratic society, successfully enter the world of work, and continue to pursue lifelong learning.
CCCRA is the convener of grassroots organizations and educator groups that center on the families and students of traditionally marginalized and underserved communities in the CCR space. We will listen to understand needs, share information, and help facilitate advocacy with our CCCRA members.
CCCRA is an active and engaged participant in Connecticut’s growing number of CCR initiatives and collaboratives. CCCRA, along with others, facilitates the cohesion of these groups in order to build a unified approach to CCR across the state. CCCRA is the voice of equity and grassroots stakeholders in this space.
Our work in the first part of our Mission
CCCRA is the convener of education stakeholders and grassroots organizations that center on the families and students of traditionally marginalized and underserved communities in the CCR space. We will listen to understand needs, share information, and help facilitate advocacy with our CCCRA members. How we do this work:
Our work in the second part of our Mission
CCCRA is an active and engaged participant in Connecticut’s growing number of CCR initiatives and collaboratives. CCCRA helps facilitate the cohesion of these groups in order to build a unified approach to CCR across the state. We work with the legislature, government leaders, and others to build knowledge and support in the CCR space. CCCRA is the voice of equity and grassroots stakeholders in this space. How we do this work:
The Connecticut College and Career Readiness Alliance (CCCRA) values increasing the knowledge and support around college and career readiness through a student and family centered approach by working through a lens of equity, collaboratively across systems, and using data effectively with a goal of positively impacting underserved and marginalized populations.
Steering Committee members are passionate and dedicated to the CCCRA vision and mission. They are committed to being active and participatory members guiding the CCCRA’s work. Steering Committee members meet six times per year, serve on sub-committees, grow Alliance membership, facilitate learning opportunities and most importantly, use their influence to be strong ambassadors for the CCCRA mission and vision.
The CCCRA brings together a strong group of passionate, dedicated, and impactful organizations across the state. Alliance Members gather together to learn, share, and identify college and career readiness needs. We work collaboratively to find solutions so that all of Connecticut’s youth have equitable access, opportunity and support to find success in the futures of their choosing.
Our membership includes education-focused organizations, faith communities, parent groups, youth groups, civic organizations, and more. The full Alliance convenes two times per year and participates in learning opportunities such as data walks and educational workshops.
These are unprecedented times, and COVID-19 has changed the way we live, perhaps for the long while. Given the state’s good progress in controlling the coronavirus, the mandate from the Connecticut State Department of Education is to safely reopen school buildings in the fall (for the 2020-2021 school year). That said, there is so much we do not know about COVID-19, and it seems the only thing that is certain these days is uncertainty.
If we need to go back to full-time remote learning, we hope it is high-quality and equitable. However, as local educational agencies prepare to safely bring students back to the physical classrooms, there leaves little time for developing other plans. So, the CCCRA Steering Committee engaged the Center for Public Research and Leadership at Columbia University to help relieve some of the pressure for educators during this time by developing a “shelf-ready” model for distance learning.
This model is not designed to be the model… rather a model, a tool for local educational agencies to use and make their own to fit local context. This is a “Plan B” if a second COVID-19 wave hits the state. To this end, you will find links (Google and Word versions) to a guiding document and model, and in the coming weeks we will post a systems improvement document to benchmark the model. These documents hope to assure continuity of learning and serves districts’ and communities’ longer term vision for education in Connecticut.