Great Schools

Great Schools

We pledge to accelerate all schools toward greatness.

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Excellent Educators

Excellent Educators

Every Rhode Island school will have excellent educators led by highly effective leaders.

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World-Class Standards

World-Class Standards

Every Rhode Island school will adhere to world-class standards.

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User-Friendly Data

User-Friendly Data

Our classroom instruction is informed by the wide range of data we collect and distribute to our schools and districts.


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In the Spotlight

2016 Rhode Island High School Graduation Rates

Rhode Island graduation rates have been released in a report and can also be explored through a dashboard.

Featured Educator

Meet Nikos Giannopoulos,
2017 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year

We asked Nikos how student choice has empowered his students to realize that the work they are creating during their high school career is important and valid.

Read his response in the blog post here!


Future of Public Education in RI (blog post)

Ken Wagner, Ph.D., Commissioner

We should be concerned with dropouts in Rhode Island, and not only in the 10th grade, 11th grade, and 12th grade. Too many of our students drop out in the 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade. They may still attend school, but they disengage because school is not meaningful for them. It doesn’t engage their interests, passions, or concerns. They fall farther and farther behind. They find school to be demoralizing, and they’re just waiting to spring free. But when students are engaged, when they experience school in a way that makes sense to them – you can’t stop them from learning!

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link to page describing the Rhode Island Teacher of the Year Fund