October 27, 2016

NORWICH BULLETIN:
FEDS: CONN. STUDENTS NOT IMPROVING IN SCIENCE

“Connecticut has gotten its report card from the U.S. Department of Education on how well its students are learning science – and it’s not a great grade…”

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.

October 25, 2016

CT NEW JUNKIE:
POLL FINDS A MAJORITY OF CONNECTICUT VOTERS SUPPORT EDUCATION RULING

“A poll of 600 Connecticut voters shows 68 percent support a judge’s recent decision calling for a new education funding formula for the state’s public school system…”

WINDSOR LOCKS PATCH:
AT&T AWARDS $5,000 GRANT TO SUPPORT EDUCATIONAL GARDEN PROJECT

“AT&T recently awarded a $5,000 grant to the East Windsor Transition Program to help local students with special needs grow and maintain their own fruit and vegetable gardens…”

WESTPORT NEWS:
POLL: MOST SAY DON’T WAIT FOR COURTS TO FIX SCHOOL FUNDING

“Most Connecticut voters don’t want to wait for a final court ruling before the state fixes the way public schools are funded, a new survey suggests…”

CT MIRROR:
GRADING TEACHERS: TEMPERS FLARE OVER USE OF STUDENT TEST SCORES

“Should the state require using student test scores to evaluate teachers? Officials have long delayed answering that question. For three years the State Board of Education has pushed back a deadline for linking students’ test scores with teachers’ grades…”

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.

October 24, 2016

FOX 61:
NEW CONNECTICUT BREAST HEALTH EDUCATION LAW IS A TESTAMENT TO A MILFORD MOM

“A dozen girls sit in a classroom at Lauralton Hall in Milford. "Everyone take your three fingers and hold them up," says health and wellness department Chair Peggy McGowan, as she shows them how to feel for a small lump on a model of a breast. For years, this scenario has been standard practice at the all-girls high school, one of the first to follow a program created by Get In Touch (GIT).

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.

October 17, 2016

CT POST:
STATE GRAD RATES IN LINE WITH NATION’S, BUT GAPS PERSIST

“Connecticut’s increasing high school graduation over the past five years parallels the nationwide figure for the same time period, according to data released by the White House on Monday…”

CT NEWS JUNKIE:
OP-ED: THERE’S SOMETHING TO BE SAID FOR LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS

“Toni Gold, a transportation and community development consultant, struck a nerve with her op-ed last month in the Hartford Courant, “Old Yankee Boundaries Strangling CT Cities…”

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.

October 12, 2016

HARTFORD COURANT:
A CLEAR-EYED INDICTMENT OF BROKEN EDUCATION SYSTEM

“On Sept. 7, state Judge Thomas Moukawsher decreed that "Connecticut is defaulting on its constitutional duty" to provide adequate education for all of our children. His decision — which he read from the bench for two hours — instantly made national news because he went beyond the issue of school funding to the issue of fundamental reform. In short, he sent the state to reform school…”

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.

October 11, 2016

THE DAY:
CANDIDATES FOR 38TH DISTRICT FACE OFF ON EDUCATION FUNDING, LABOR, PARTY LINES

“A Hartford labor veteran and incumbent state representative are sharing the ballot for the 38th state House District with a political novice who wants voters to consider a third option in state politics…”

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.

October 8, 2016

NEW HAVEN REGISTER:
EDITORIAL: LAWMAKERS MUST FIND A WAY TO EQUALIZE EDUCATION FUNDING

“Funding the public education system has long been a slugfest over whether state dollars are being put where they are most needed to provide an equal education to all students…”

STAMFORD ADVOCATE:
WENDY LECKER: JUDGE BOTCHED RULINGS ON EDUCATION POLICY

“In issuing his decision in the CCJEF school-funding case last month, Judge Thomas Moukawsher claimed he was faithfully following the dictates of the Connecticut Supreme Court. However, it is clear that the judge ignored a major warning by our highest court: that the judiciary is “ill-equipped” to deal with educational policy matters…”

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.

October 6, 2016

CBS CONNECTICUT:
REPORT MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MATH EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT

“A new state report says schools need to have a clearer and more consistent understanding of the state’s math standards at each grade level…”

NEW BRITAIN HERALD:
STUDENTS, TEACHERS UNITE OVER LACK OF RESOURCES

“At the urging of educators and union leaders, hundreds of Lincoln Elementary School students clapped their hands and chanted “Fair Funding Now” as they entered school Thursday morning…”

JOURNAL INQUIRER:
‘WALK-IN’ FOR BETTER SCHOOL FUNDING DRAWS TEACHERS, STUDENTS

“Dozens of teachers, students, parents, and other members of the community turned out early Thursday morning for a rally at Rockville High School, calling for full and proper funding of public education…”

CT POST:
ALL CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITIES HAVE A STAKE IN ADDRESSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP OF OUR URBAN YOUTH

“The Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding v. Rell is a potentially landmark legal challenge that could deal a body blow to the state’s inequitable education system…”

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.