Educator Quality & Certification

Every student must have highly effective teachers.
Every school must have highly effective leaders & support professionals.
We must support educators throughout their careers.

E N S U R E   E D U C A T O R   E X C E L L E N C E

Educator Quality is essential to improving student achievement. Educator Quality begins with clear standards for educator practice.  Improvement of achievement requires implementing strong practices in recruiting, developing, recognizing, and retaining talented and demonstrably successful staff in LEAs.

NEW!! Rhode Island Equity Plan

By June 1st 2015, RIDE will need to submit the plan to the U.S. Department of Education focused on how the state will ensure that students in low-income areas and students of color are not taught at higher rates than other children by inexperienced, unqualified, or out of field teachers.  

Join the conversation!

As part of equity plan preparation, RIDE will be hosting a series of stakeholder meetings to ensure that Rhode Island voices are represented in the plan.  Please join us to provide input on the state’s plan!  Click the links below for more information and to register.

Have questions?  Please contact Lauren Matlach at or Lisa Foehr at