May 28, 2017

CT Mirror:
New Database: How Your School Stacks Up On Important Measures

“Grading schools based on test scores is all the rage. But there is so much more that contributes to how students may do. Our Your School database provides a broad collection of measures parents can use to judge their child’s school – from a breakdown of where money is spent to class sizes to how often students are disciplined.Though data relevant to all students is included, today’s release focuses on one of the state’s lowest-performing populations – English learners. Connecticut has some of the largest academic achievement gaps in the nation between these students and their classmates…”

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.