Rhode Island

Rhode Island

April 30, 2015

Rhode Island Gets Approved

March 31, 2018

Linda Borg reports for the Providence Journal that U.S. Secretary of Education DeVos has approved Rhode Island’s ESSA plan. DeVos praised several aspects of the plan, including the state’s “emphasis on challenging coursework such as dual enrollment, giving students credit for dual language literacy, and...

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Rhode Island also Having Big Problems with one ESSA Provision

March 5, 2018

Fostering Media Connections President and The Chronicle of Social Change Publisher Daniel Heimpel discusses how Rhode Island is one of at least 10 states that have either “outright failed or are struggling in their implementation of ESSA’s foster care transportation provision.” And although many states say they have taken appropriate steps...

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Little Rhode Island Big on Detailed Ed Data

February 27, 2018

Education Week’s Daarel Burnette II takes a look at Rhode Island’s granular approach to collecting per-school spending data, noting that “depending on which school a student attends in this tiny state, spending per pupil could be as little as $9,000, or as much as $45,000.”...

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Small State, Big-Time ESSA Plan in Rhode Island

January 6, 2018

Rhode Island’s ESSA plan “earned high marks from an independent review that has otherwise criticized states for lacking critical details,” writes education reporter Jessica R. Towhey. “The review from Bellwether Education Partners awarded Rhode Island its top mark—5 of out 5—in the category of Supporting...

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State Plan Submissions and Drafts

October 17, 2017

Approved State Plans Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Arkansas: Final Plan Approved (1/16/18) Connecticut: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) District of Columbia: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Georgia: Final Plan Approved (1/19/18) Hawaii: Final Plan Approved (1/19/18) Idaho: Final Plan Approved (4/3/18) Illinois: Final...

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RI Dept. of Ed. Seeks Feedback on State’s ESSA Plan

July 31, 2017

Rhode Island Department of Education is seeking feedback on state’s draft ESSA plan.

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RI Dept. of Ed’s Deputy Commissioner of Teaching and Learning Discusses ESSA

June 8, 2017

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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Fordham Experts Raise Concerns over WI’s ESSA Plan

June 7, 2017

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

May 8, 2017

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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RI Dept. of Ed Seeks Feedback from Stakeholders

April 26, 2017

The Rhode Island Dept. of Education is seeking feedback from stakeholders at a public forum on recommendations for the state’s draft ESSA plan. Comments can also be submitted online until May 15.

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RI Convenes Committee to Help Guide Process of ESSA Implementation in State

July 19, 2016

The Dept. of Education announced it will be convening a Committee of Practitioners to help guide the process of implementation of ESSA in the state. The group will meet monthly to give the Department team “input on high-level questions concerning ESSA, to serve as liaisons...

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Releases State ESSA Primers

May 16, 2016

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s primers include individual state by state accountability system fact sheets, which detail each state’s current accountability system, what could change under ESSA, and what to be asking state leaders. See details about your state here.

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