December 31, 2017

WNPR:
Hartford Schools Welcome Adults From Puerto Rico

“KendraLiz Gonzalez had been in cosmetology school for only two months when Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, destroying her school. So she took her twin girls, hopped on a plane, and came to Hartford, where she's staying with her aunt…”

CT Mirror:
His Connecticut Education Improvement Plan: ‘Look To Massachusetts’

“Mark McQuillan says he knows what Connecticut needs to change if it is to improve the education provided to students from impoverished homes: Look to Massachusetts…”

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.

December 29, 2017

New Haven Register:
Letter To The Editor: Education Is Key To Success For Children Worldwide

“Thanks to Susan Campbell for highlighting the need to invest in children in her op-ed, “Belt-tightening at our children’s expense.” Campbell’s advocacy for Connecticut’s children echoed a case made by Ethiopian global education activist, Selamawit Bekele, in Stamford recently…”

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.

December 28, 2017

CT Mirror:
Inmate GEDs Drop After Test Goes Online

“Moving high school equivalency tests online put them out of reach for much of Connecticut’s prison population in 2015…”

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.

December 24, 2017

CT Post:
Connecticut School Districts Struggle To Find Room For Displaced Puerto Ricans

“More than 1,700 students displaced from Puerto Rico have been enrolled in Connecticut schools, with hundreds more arriving every week…”

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.

December 22, 2017

US News:
Some Upset By Hartford School Consolidation Plan

“A plan to consolidate public schools in the city of Hartford is drawing mixed reactions…”

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.

December 19, 2017

WTNH:
Ivanka Trump In Connecticut To Talk Education

“It wasn’t an average day for high school students in Norwalk on Monday. First Daughter and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump was shaking hands and talking shop with students at the Norwalk Early College Academy, also known as NECA…”

CT News Junkie:
Did Someone Say Special Session? Teachers Seek To Restore ECS Funding

“Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants the General Assembly to address the $208 million budget deficit when they return next week to restore the Medicare Savings Program and the state’s largest teacher union wants them to restore $58 million in education cuts…”

News 8:
Bloomfield Schools Superintendent Wins CT Superintendent Of The Year

“Bloomfield Schools Superintendent Dr. James Thompson Junior is helping close the gap in academic achievement…”

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.

December 15, 2017

The Heartland Institute:
ESAS Could Improve Connecticut Student Outcomes, Save Millions, Study Finds

“ESAs grant parents access to all or a portion of the money allocated toward their child’s government school education, to use on educational alternatives such as homeschool textbooks, tutoring, learning therapies, or private school tuition…” 

Wilton Bulletin:
Education Board Awarded For Leadership

“The Wilton Board of Education received an award for leadership from the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) during its annual convention last month…”

New Haven Register:
Construction Starts On New ACES Special Education Campus In Hamden

“Construction for a new ACES campus is under way, which will consolidate two special education programs into one new location, where a ground-breaking ceremony was held this week…”

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.

December 12, 2017

Darien News:
Devilish Details Despoil Connecticut’s Education Cost Sharing Grants

“It appears the state legislature has preserved the largest single source of state support to municipalities, Education Cost Sharing Grants. There are, however, some devilish details that should be noted…”

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.

December 11, 2017

CT Mirror:
Massachusetts Is Like Connecticut, But Does A Better Job Educating The Poor

“Fourteen principals of chronically failing schools were replaced in recent years in Lawrence, Mass., by a state-appointed receiver put in charge of the city’s struggling schools…”

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.

December 10, 2017

CT Post:
Expulsion Gap Persist In State’s Public Schools

“Expulsions in Connecticut public schools are declining overall, but minority students continue to be kicked out in numbers disproportionate to their representation, new data show…”

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.

December 9, 2017

CT Post:
Trumbull Schools Seeking Budget Increase For 2017-18

“The Board of Education is asking Trumbull for a $5 million boost in funding for the 2018-2019 school year, a 5 percent increase from the current $100 million budget…”

CT Post:
Sandy Hook’s Legacy: More Security In Elementary Schools

“The setting could not be more different, but David Wannagot says he applies some of the same skills from his 30-year police career to his new role as a school sentry…”

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.

December 5, 2017

CT Post:
The Constitutional Right To Education Is Long Overdue

“Public school funding has shrunk over the past decade. School discipline rates reached historic highs. Large achievement gaps persist. And the overall performance of our nation’s students falls well below our international peers…”

The Day:
Groton School Board Considers New Transgender Policy

“For the first time, the Board of Education is considering implementing a policy that addresses the needs of transgender and gender nonconforming youth…”

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.

December 3, 2017

Hartford Courant:
Our Segregated Lives: Connecticut’s Racial, Economic Inequality

“New Haven is among the most diverse cities in the United States, but like most American cities, its neighborhoods, schools and community spaces are strikingly segregated on racial and socioeconomic lines…”

Milford Patch:
Milford Schools Discuss Adding New Pathway, World Language Change

“The Milford Board of Education is considering adding a new pathway called Civic and Global Engagement Pathway and there is also discussion about adding world language in sixth-grade. Currently, world language is offered in seventh-grade in Milford…”

CT Mirror:
Student Absences To Have Higher Stakes In Most States. Will Cheating Follow?

“Schools across the country are about to be held accountable for student attendance — attaching stakes to a measure that previously had much less significance and increasing the risk that schools will try to manipulate that data…”

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.

December 2, 2017

News Times:
Schools Grapple With Digital Divide

“At a recent convention of Connecticut school officials, Nick Caruso asked 50 school board members and superintendents what their districts do for students who lack internet access at home…”

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.

November 26, 2017

Hartford Courant:
Students At The Intensive Education Academy Give Thanks

“On Tuesday, students at the Intensive Education Academy (IEA) held their second annual school-wide Thanksgiving to celebrate the upcoming holiday. The event which started seven years ago in a single classroom, has grown each year and now includes the entire 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.

November 22, 2017

Ed Scoop:
Connecticut Report Calls For Mastery-Based Learning In K-12 Schools

“A recent report assessing Connecticut’s position as an educational innovator found that the state would benefit most by adopting a student-centered learning model and provided a series of recommendations on how to transform its 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.

November 20, 2017

NBC Connecticut:
‘Not Our Superintendent’: Opposition At New Haven Schools Vote

“There were times at New Haven's board of education meeting that looked like it was going to turn into a wrestling match instead of a vote to select a new superintendent…”

Hartford Courant:
School Districts Strained By Increasing Number Of Students From Puerto Rico

“Leaders of school districts around the state say they are determined to serve every child who comes from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, but they admit it’s becoming more challenging and more costly as the numbers grow…”

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.

November 17, 2017

Hartford Courant:
Neag School Of Education Announces New Grant For Connecticut Teachers

“A new grant to support Connecticut teachers, the Rogers Educational Innovation Fund, has been established by the Neag School of Education thorough a legacy gift of $125,000 from Neag School Professor Emeritus Vincent Rogers…”

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.

November 16, 2017

WFSB:
Waterbury Adopts New Potty Training Policy For School District

“If you're a parent, you know getting your children potty trained isn't easy. While it used to be necessary before kids headed off to school, a Connecticut school district says it will no longer be required for its littlest students…”

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.

November 14, 2017

Ed Scoop:
Connecticut Edtech Chief Details Effort To Meet Strict Student Data Law

“After Connecticut passed new legislation last year for securing student data, the state’s standards rose to promote the nation’s best practices for protecting students…”

Hartford Courant:
Investigation: Too Many Student Languishing In Homebound Program

“Hundreds of special-needs children across the state who could be in school are instead languishing in an obscure tutoring program called Homebound that is supposed to be used as a last resort, according to a report by the state Office of the Child Advocate released Thursday morning…”

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.