May 31, 2016

EDUCATION WEEK:
PROPOSED ESSA RULES AIM TO WALK FINE LINE ON ACCOUNTABILITY

“In their proposed rules on school accountability, federal officials are attempting to walk a fine and aggressively scrutinized line…”

BOSTON GLOBE:
PLAN TO RATE TEACHERS BASED ON TEST SCORES IS UNDER FIRE

“A centerpiece of Massachusetts’ effort to evaluate the performance of educators is facing mounting opposition from the state’s teacher unions as well as a growing number of school committees and superintendents…”

CT MIRROR:
CHARTER SCHOOL ENROLLMENT SET TO RISE

“More students than ever are about to have the chance to enroll in charter schools in Connecticut. The State Board of Education is expected to sign off Wednesday on increasing enrollment at these schools by 4 percent next school year…”

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.