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, innovative, and equitable school-based programs that advance achievement for all students and nurture the cognitive, physical, and emotional well-being of students in safe, respectful, rigorous, and diverse learning communities.

Goal Two:
To provide expertise, leadership, and innovative programs and services that build regional capacities and supports, to create equity in education, and positive outcomes for all students.

Goal Three:
To provide cost effective, customized organizational and operational services for our members.


Student Success Diversity Integrity Service Communication
Innovation Relationships Creativity

LEARN Mission Framework

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 [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!

View the LEARN Annual Report: Connections 2021 for highlights of accomplishments throughout 2020-2021.

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