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News from C.E.S.

Dr. Charles Dumais
C.E.S. Executive Director Dr. Charles Dumais teaches Instructional Leadership to students in UConn's Administrator Preparation Program, which has recently been revamped.
C.E.S. closed effective March 13, 2020
By direction of the Departments of Public Health in Bridgeport and Trumbull, all schools and programs of Cooperative Educational Services will be closed effective Friday, March 13, 2020.
Teachers read notes during workshop
A workshop hosted March 3, 2020, by our Professional Development Services department encouraged educators to bring game play into their teaching practices.
RCA students reach regionals of competition
Five students from the C.E.S. high school Regional Center for the Arts qualified for the regional competition of the annual August Wilson Monologue Competition in New Haven
Coast Guard jazz band to play at RCA
The U.S. Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band will be in concert at RCA on March 8 at 3 p.m. The band has played its New Orleans-flavored music at concerts and festivals across the U.S. and around the world. The opening act will be the RCA Jazz Combo
George Coleman speaks to group
The PDS division at C.E.S. is helping public school districts in the region work on plans to increase the diversity in their staff. Click the headline above to watch a video on the project
Dr. Christine Peck
The ability of C.E.S. to help school districts in our region got a tremendous boost when Dr. Christine Peck earned certification as an independent trainer for the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule.
Fran Kompar and Bill Derry
A Norwalk charter school took part in a year-long workshop series hosted by the Professional Development Services division of C.E.S. and used it to implement a program to improve curriculum.
Mardi Gras theme for C.E.S. Foundation gala

The C.E.S. Foundation's 2020 fundraiser is a Mardi Gras-themed gala that will be March 28 at Mill River Country Club in Stratford. "Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler" (let the good times roll!) with your friends and enjoy New Orleans food and music.

C.E.S. Executive Director Dr. Charles Dumais speaks

State legislators from around Fairfield County met with school superintendents and school board leaders from the region on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, for the annual breakfast meeting hosted by C.E.S.

U.S. Rep Himes visits C.E.S. Special Education

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, who represents Connecticut’s 4th District, visited the C.E.S. Special Education school to gain information regarding a proposed amendment to the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA).

Workshop helps schools comply with Times Up

Lyn Nevins led a workshop that will help school districts comply with the state’s new Times Up Act, which requires employers to provide training to employees regarding awareness and prevention of sexual harassment.

Six to Six salutes veterans

A group of U.S. military veterans with ties to Six to Six Magnet School visited the school on Monday morning for Veterans Day ceremonies.

Photo of Jessica Sprick
An expert on developing and implementing effective behavioral and academic approaches to reducing chronic absenteeism among students will be the main presenter at a workshop Dec. 3.
Photo of RCA building
For the first time, the Regional Center for the Arts high school will be offering prospective students an opportunity to earn early acceptance to the school for the 2020-21 school year.
Area superintendents gather to share wisdom

Superintendents from around the C.E.S. region were here for a program that is held every fall to welcome participants in the New Administrator Induction program sponsored by the Leadership Institute at C.E.S.