About Us

LEARN is a regional educational service center working with and for its member districts to improve the quality of public education for all learners.

We provide leadership for teaching and learning;
We provide high quality, innovative schools and programs;
We identify and deliver customized and cost effective programs and services; and,
We promote collaborative partnerships and regional cooperation.

To ensure that every child has access to high quality public education through systems of education, support and service.

INNOVATE Optimize Potential
Identify, develop, and deliver innovative and customized services, programs and tools that meet our members’ needs.

COLLABORATE Enhance the Quality of Learning
Cultivate collaborative partnerships and strategic alliances and relationships, and promote regional efficiencies.

Meet Member Needs
Listen and respond to our stakeholders with respect and responsibility, and provide high quality services.


Goal One:
To provide exemplary and innovative school based programs that advance achievement for all students and nurture the cognitive, physical and emotional well-being of students in safe, respectful and perse learning communities.

Goal Two:
To provide leadership in the delivery of high quality regional or local programs and services that enhance teaching and learning for all students and educators and improve the quality of public education.

Goal Three:
To provide cost effective and efficient regional and organizational services to better meet our members’ needs.


Student Success Diversity Integrity Service Communication
Innovation Relationships Creativity


LEARN is a regional educational service center (RESC), serving 25 towns, 24 school districts, and 21 superintendents in southeastern/shoreline Connecticut. Established in 1967 by local districts, LEARN is one of the six RESCs in the state. The purpose of each RESC is to enhance the quality of education and provide solutions to identified needs through a wide range of programs and services.

LEARN currently serves twenty-five towns and communities with a student population of nearly 53,000. Through its leadership and resources and by working with schools, students, families, and other community agencies, LEARN promotes regional and statewide cooperation and provides a framework for districts to achieve their goals.

LEARN is a public, educational agency governed by a Board of Directors comprised of one elected board of education member from each district. The source of funding is local districts, state contracts and grants, federal grants, and private foundations.

If you have a question regarding LEARN or would simply like further information, please send an e-mail to info@learn.k12.ct.us. We look forward to hearing from you!

View the 2017-18 Annual Report for detailed program, school, and agency-wide information.

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