April 11, 2016

CT NEWS JUNKIE:
STATE BOARD DELAYS TYING SBAC TEST TO TEACHER EVALUATIONS FOR ONE YEAR

“The State Board of Education voted 8-1 last week in favor of delaying for another year the coupling of standardized test scores and teacher evaluations…”
 

NEW HAVEN REGISTER:
CONNECTICUT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION OFFICIALS CRITICIZE ‘INVALID’ SBAC TEST

“The state Board of Education voted last week to delay the inclusion of student performance on state testing in teacher evaluations for another year, and officials with the Connecticut Education Association hope the delay turns into the measure’s defeat…”

CT VIEWPOINTS:
’10 SLICES’ CAMPAIGN AIMED AT IMPROVING FOOD AT HARTFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

“2016 is a year for change and no greater truth exists than the saying, ‘It’s time for our students’ learning environment to stop being attacked…”

Rob Kavaler

Rob joined GPS in June 2014, and brings his knowledge of graphic design, photography, social media and other digital media to the firm. Before joining the team, Rob worked as a freelancer for various businesses and organizations in the Greater Hartford area including The Open Hearth Association, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Center for Higher Education Retention Excellence (CHERE) and the West Hartford Summer Arts Festival. Kavaler has designed logos, event programs, brochures, newsletters, posters and other collateral materials. He has photographed events including news conferences, public hearings, concerts, theatrical performances and dance showcases. As a creative person he is always looking for a new challenge, enjoys working closely with clients and strives for the best quality in his work. Rob graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Visual Arts, with a concentration in Digital Art & Design and a minor in Communication.