Family Resources

What is CT SPDG?

SPDG is an acronym for State Personnel Development Grant. It is a grant from the U.S. federal government available to states to use in their respective educational systems. Different states are implementing their grants in different ways. This website contains information on how Connecticut is implementing the grant. In a nutshell, the grant enables the state of Connecticut to provide training to teachers and school administrators with the goal of providing equal educational opportunities to all students. In particular the goals are to increase literacy achievement among students with disabilities, students of color, and students with limited English proficiency.

As a parent, you are likely the most important influence in your child’s success in school.  

Want to see what’s going on with Connecticut’s SPDG?  You have come to the right place!  See what’s new, and what schools are participating in this year’s CT SPDG.  Check out our sister websites and learn about PBIS, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in Connecticut’s schools.  And discover all the resources available to you at CT PIRC, the Connecticut Parent Information and Resource Center.  Years of research shows that when parents are involved, children have higher grades, better school attendance, higher self-esteem, and greater enrollment rates in College and post high school education.

New Resources:

Improving Student Behavior and School Discipline with Family and Community Involvement. This study reports the results of efforts of school officials to implement family and community involvement activities to reduce the number of disciplinary actions and to ensure a school climate focused on learning. PDF Download (131 kb)

Parent Toolkit This toolkit will help you navigate your child’s journey from pre-kindergarten through high school. It is designed to help you track and support progress at each stage. (external link)

Help My Child ReadEditor’s Picks from the U.S. Department of Education. (external link)


Previous Updates and Resources:

Research: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement

SRBI Resources

Connecticut Parent Information and Resource Center website

Learn more about PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) in Connecticut

Participating Schools