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RIDE supports several blogs throughout our website where Rhode Islanders and RIDE staff share their thoughts.

On this page, we have collected all of the blogs on our site - many of which share posts from Rhode Island educators other than RIDE staff. Blogs are listed in alphabetical order:

  • Commissioner's Corner: Commissioner Wagner's blog posts and messages to the Rhode Island community.
  • District Teacher of the Year (DTOY): Posts from the Rhode Island District Teachers of the Year, past and present, who share about instructional successes and challenges they encounter in Rhode Island classrooms.
  • Equitable Access to Excellent Educators: Rhode Island educators and RIDE staff explore factors and perspectives on the importance of ensuring that all students are taught by high quality educators.
  • Leadership: Reflections and insights from RIDE’s Leadership Fellow and other district and school leaders on the challenges and opportunities of being a school leader.
  • Rhode Island Poet Laureate: Reflections and poetry focused on teaching, learning, and the experience of education from Tina Cane, Rhode Island Poet Laureate.
  • Rhode Island Science Education (R.I.S.E.): A communication blog to update stakeholders in education and in the community on important developments, events and accomplishments in science education in Rhode Island.
  • Student Voice: Because student voice is an essential component of our discussion on education, RIDE will post essays written by students from around Rhode Island.

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Posted by: Kamlyn Keith on 9/5/2017 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

As an educator, I view the news from a classroom perspective. When a headline breaks, I think about the relevance it has for our teachers and students. When a historic event takes place, I wonder about the best way to teach the subject. I think many educators feel the same way. We see something happening in the world, and we immediately relate it back to our schools and our students.

Posted by: Kamlyn Keith on 8/28/2017 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

This post ran as an op-ed in the Providence Journal entitled "My Turn: Ken Wagner: Recharging R.I. students' interest in school" on August 27, 2017.

Posted by: Kamlyn Keith on 7/5/2016 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

The Commissioner's essay on the future of public education in Rhode Island was posted by the Rhode Island Foundation as part of its online blog "This is What's Next". The original post can be found here.

Posted by: Kamlyn Keith on 3/30/2016 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

Good afternoon Speaker Mattiello; Senate President Paiva Weed; Governor Raimondo; members of the General Assembly; Barbara Cottam, chair of the Board of Education; Dan McConaghy, chair of our Council on Elementary and Secondary Education; other members of the Board; and distinguished guests.

Posted by: Kamlyn Keith on 2/19/2016 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

As we prepare for the administration of 2016 PARCC assessments, I wanted to reach out to share a few thoughts about why it is important to use a small amount of our instructional time for the administration of a statewide assessment.

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