May 5, 2017

CT Post:
School Suspensions Down, But Not Out

“A year after the state passed a law prohibiting out-of-school suspensions of students in grade two or below unless the offense is of a violent or sexual nature, 1,672 younger pupils statewide were temporarily removed from school. The number is down from the 2,365 students in pre-kindergarten through second grade suspended the year before the law was passed, a report revealed this week — but it is still too high, state school board members said. Overall, the annual suspension and expulsion report showed decline for all grades in suspensions for the sixth straight year. About 7 percent of all students in the state were suspended, down from 8.9 percent in 2010…”

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.