April 5, 2017

Hartford Courant:
State Eliminates Test Scores From Teacher Evaluations

“After years of intense opposition from teachers unions, the State Board of Education reversed course and voted Wednesday to eliminate a requirement that state standardized test scores be used in teacher evaluations. Several board members expressed confusion about why the change was desirable after years of state support for including the scores in teacher ratings…”

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.