July 17, 2017

Hartford Courant:
Connecticut Educators Protest Federal Budget Cuts

“Educators from Connecticut joined a union-led rally outside the U.S. Capitol Wednesday during a day of lobbying as a House subcommittee debated the federal education budget. Jan Hochadel, president of AFT Connecticut, said the House Republican budget released this week is a "cruel to kids" budget. "It's the students that suffer," she said in a phone interview from Washington. House Republicans are seeking to cut the Education Department's budget significantly less than the $9.2 billion in cuts that President Donald Trump had proposed. But educators are still concerned, Hochadel said. Particularly those who work in the state's cities where federal dollars help pay for before- and after-school programs as well as school-based health centers.…”

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.