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

Guidance for Rhode Island Schools on Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students - 2016

RIDE has developed and posted Guidance for Rhode Island Schools on Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth. Developed as a result of expressed district need, the guidance includes summaries of pertinent federal and state laws as well as information on best practices that can help you in the development of local policies on transgender and gender-conforming youth in your schools. The reference page in the guidance contains links to additional resources. Rhode Island has a strong history of encouraging safe and supportive environments for all children; this guidance is another tool to add to that body of work to support health, safety, and educational opportunities for Rhode Island youth.
Read the guidance here...

2015 Rhode Island High School Graduation Rates

The graduation rate for Rhode Island Public students is at its highest rate ever.
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Featured Educator

Meet Abby Paon,
2016 Coventry District Teacher of the Year

 

We asked Abby how she has integrated engineering design and 21st century learning into her middle school classroom.

Read her response in the blog post here!


The State of Public Education in
Rhode Island, 2016

Ken Wagner, Ph.D., Commissioner

As part of his State of Education Address before the General Assembly on March 30, Education Commissioner Ken Wagner outlined a plan to strengthen neighborhood schools to give every student a chance to succeed.
“Education is an investment in our future,” Wagner said. “What’s good for our children is also good for our economy and our state.”

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