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We pledge to accelerate all schools toward greatness.

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Excellent Educators

Every Rhode Island school will have excellent educators led by highly effective leaders.

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World-Class Standards

Every Rhode Island school will adhere to world-class standards.

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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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Creating Pathways to Opportunity:
2017 State of Education in Rhode Island

Ken Wagner, Ph.D., Commissioner

My standard for success is simple. I’ll support anything that helps teachers teach and students learn. An investment in them is an investment in our future, because a highly-skilled workforce, a growing economy, and vibrant communities are all anchored in education. But our economy has changed, and our students have changed. If we want our children to be competitive – if we want Rhode Island to be competitive – education needs to change, too.

Read the full speech...

 

Featured Educator

Meet Nikos Giannopoulos,
2017 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year

We asked Nikos how student choice has empowered his students to realize that the work they are creating during their high school career is important and valid.

Read his response in the blog post here!


In the Spotlight

2016 Rhode Island High School Graduation Rates

Rhode Island graduation rates have been released in a report and can also be explored through a dashboard.

link to page describing the Rhode Island Teacher of the Year Fund