July 25, 2017

JD Supra:
Connecticut State Department Of Education Releases Lists Of Due Process Hearing Officer And Mediators And New Process For Mediations

“After an extensive interview and hiring process, the Connecticut State Department of Education (“CSDE”), Bureau of Special Education, released last week the list of new mediators and current due process hearing officers.  The hiring of new mediators was prompted by a directive from the Office of Special Education Programs (“OSEP”) that mediators used pursuant to the procedures required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) not be employees of the CSDE…” 

CT Post:
WalletHub: Southwestern Conn. Cities Among Country's Most Educated

“Three southwestern Connecticut cities are among the most educated in the country, according to a recent report released by WalletHub. The personal finance site compared the 150 most populated U.S. metropolitan statistical areas across two categories: educational attainment, as well as quality of education and attainment gap. The data ranged from share of adults aged 25 years and older with at least a bachelor's degree to gender education gap. "Besides providing invaluable cultural experiences and the opportunity to build lifelong connections, a college education can lead to better job opportunities and increase future earning potential," the report said…”

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.