Welcome to the Rhode Island Department of Education’s (RIDE) new website and to the Commissioner’s Corner. The Commissioner’s Corner is a space for me to share information on what’s happening in education in Rhode Island. This is also a space where I want to hear back from you. My hope is that this blog will be filled with lots of feedback and lively conversations.
The entire team at RIDE worked diligently over the course of months to launch our new website, and we are very proud of the result. Our goals for the new site include:
- Making the experience quick and easy for user to find the information they seek
- Offering ample opportunity for feedback
- Making data accessible
- Making difficult policies, mandates and initiatives understandable
- Making sure the site supports the work of educators, and
- Demonstrating the Rhode Islanders’ tax dollars are being invested wisely.
I want to know – how did we do? This site is a living organism and it will feed off your input. Please let us know what we got right – and what we still need to work on. Please share your thoughts in the comment section.
Finally, I encourage you to sign up for our new e-newsletter for important updates on Rhode Island education. E-newsletters will be delivered right to your inbox. It’s an easy and convenient way to stay up-to-date on news you can use.
Please take some time and explore our site. I look forward to continuing this conversation with you.
Deborah A. Gist
Commissioner of Education