RIDE Strategic Plan, 2015-2020

2020 Vision for Education: Rhode Island's Strategic Plan for PK-12 & Adult Education, written by a community-based team, establishes a set of ambitious goals and bold initiatives that will support Rhode Island’s schools and educational programs in preparing our students for postsecondary education, work, and life.

In October 2014, the Council on Elementary & Secondary Education launched an innovative strategic planning process that empowered a 26-member community design team to develop the state's plan for PK-12 public education.  The team developed four "prototypes" of the plan that were published and then refined based on public feedback, culminating in a final draft presented to the Council for approval in August.  The Board of Education adopted a five-year statewide PK-20 strategic plan on October 28, 2015 which includes the Board's six overarching goals for public education in Rhode Island; the strategic plan for Elementary, Secondary, and Adult Education; the plan for Postsecondary Education; and a plan for significant work toward shared objectives.


A Rhode Island graduate is one who is well prepared for postsecondary education, work, and life.
He or she can think critically and collaboratively and can act as a creative, self-motivated, culturally competent learner and citizen.
2020 Vision for Education

Many thousands of Rhode Islanders contributed to the development of this plan.  It is our hope that many more thousands of our fellow Rhode Islanders will support its implementation and its iterative, continuous improvement.

This plan describes six educational priority areas that serve as a framework and focus for strategic action by state, district, school, and community partners to ensure that Rhode Island's educational system holds high expectations for all students, regardless of income or background; is responsive to students’ individual needs; and pushes the boundaries of imagination and innovation to create better learning conditions for students and educators.

Join us as we step forward, together, to make our vision for Rhode Island’s public education a reality.

Explore Rhode Island's Strategic Plan for PK-12 & Adult Education!

Explorar Plan Estratégico de Rhode Island para Educación PK-12 &
Educación de Adultos!

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We are grateful to the thousands of Rhode Islanders who have been our partners in transforming Rhode Island schools through our 2010-2015 strategic plan: