July 3, 2017

New Haven Register:
New Connecticut Law Calls For Developing Best Practices For Education Of Gifted Students

“Connecticut not only has one of the nation’s largest achievement gaps, but also an excellence gap. So say advocates of gifted education who hope a bill recently signed into law by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will narrow the disparity between school districts when it comes to serving top students. “Gifted and talented students’ academic and social emotional needs have long been neglected by our state,” said Bianka Kortlan-Cox, a vice president of the Connecticut Association for the Gifted. “This law, putting gifted and talented education on the legislative map, will hopefully with time level the playing field for all gifted throughout the state.” The new law, which took effect Saturday, won’t spend a dime more on gifted education and imposes no new mandates on the state’s 166 school districts…”

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.