June 6, 2017

CT Mirror:
East Hartford Again Surfaces In DeVos’s School-Choice Pitch

“U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday again held up the story of a student who graduated from East Hartford High School to push her case for school choice. East Hartford, however, actually has seen a substantial expansion of school choice options since Michael graduated 17 years ago. “I quoted him last month, and I will quote him again, because his words are worth repeating,” DeVos told the U.S. Senate Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the education department budget. “What Michael’s story is, is the real-ife situation far too many of our students face: They are trapped in an education system, that for whatever reason, is not serving them, and they have no other choices. In 2017, in America, we can – we must – do better...”

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.