Rhode Island

State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Since April 3, a number of states have submitted their ESSA implementation plans to the U.S. Dept. of Education. Here’s a compiled list of the state plan submissions and the most recent draft versions states have released so far. Approved Plans Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Connecticut:...

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Fordham Experts Raise Concerns over WI’s ESSA Plan

In an interview with the Providence Journal, Mary Ann Snider, the Rhode Island Department of Education’s deputy commissioner for teaching and learning, discussed how ESSA brings back local control. Regarding state interventions in low-performing schools, “We don’t have a lot of evidence that a state...

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RI Dept. of Ed Hosts Series of Forums

The Rhode Island Department of Education has been hosting a series of forums to get public feedback on the state’s ESSA plan. Deputy Commissioner for Teaching and Learning Mary Ann Snider said discussions have focused on “goals, accountability and report cards; supports for educators and...

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