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  • 10 Nov 2018 7:28 AM | Tom DiPaola (Administrator)


    The next Quarterly Meeting of the RI Board of Education will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 6:00 p.m., CCRI, Warwick.


    The full agenda can be found here.

  • 19 Oct 2018 5:20 PM | Tom DiPaola (Administrator)

    The next meeting of the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 5:30 p.m., at RIDE.


    The agenda and enclosures can be found here.

  • 26 Sep 2018 1:25 PM | Tom DiPaola (Administrator)
    Once again, as proclaimed by a National Congressional Resolution passed by the Senate and House of Representatives, October, 2018, is officially recognized as National Principals Month.

    This esteemed national recognition is most significant and serves to recognize the dedicated service and professional commitment of principals and assistant principals both nationwide and in each individual state, including Rhode Island.  

    Below is a listing of the many activities that have been established and/or scheduled to recognize principals and assistant principals during this celebrated time period. Also, be comfortable sharing this message with your staff and parents. You deserve the recognition!

    • Capitol Hill Event: On October 3rd, join us on Capitol Hill for an event highlighting federal support for principals and the impact a principal has on their school and community. This event will be live-streamed if you cannot attend in person.
    •   Video Contest: Students can create fun videos about how much their principal means to them and submit their creation as part of our Student Video Contest. Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. on        October 5.
    •   #ThankAPrincipal: Students, teachers, and principals can post about their school’s celebrations on social media with #ThankAPrincipal. Access our social media toolkit for sample posts and graphics.
    • National Principal Shadowing Week: For the second year in a row, October will also include National Principal Shadowing Week, taking place October 15–19. We encourage principals to take this opportunity to ask a federal, state or local elected official or their staff to shadow them for a day so they can experience firsthand the responsibilities and challenges principals face.

    Get the word out, and view this link, as well!

  • 24 Sep 2018 10:10 AM | Tom DiPaola (Administrator)

    RI Recess Day Photo Contest


    Join us on social media to share your school’s love of recess and for a chance to win a bag of recess equipment! 

    Use InstagramTwitter, or Facebook to share a picture or video of how your school is celebrating Recess Day with the hashtags #RecessDayRI and #RecessRocksinRI. Your post will earn points from comments, likes, and shares -- the post with the most points wins the recess equipment bag!


    Photo Contest point system:


    1 point for every “like”

    2 points for every comment

    3 points for every share

    We can't wait to see the photos! Winner will be announced on October 4th.

  • 03 Sep 2018 8:20 AM | Tom DiPaola (Administrator)

    The next quarterly meeting of the Rhode Island Board of Education will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 5:30 p.m., at the Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick.


    The full agenda with links to the enclosures can be found here.

  • 28 Aug 2018 10:53 AM | Tom DiPaola (Administrator)

    2018 Legislative Update

    This highlights legislative victories for children and summarizes selected laws and budget appropriations in the areas of economic well-being, child care and early childhood education, K-12 education, college access, health, and safety that were considered during the 2018 session of the Rhode Island General Assembly. We hope this is a helpful resource as you continue your work on behalf of Rhode Island's children and families.

    Below is an overview of victories for Rhode Island children and families in the 2018 Legislative Session:

    Early Learning & Development

    • The FY 2019 budget includes increased federal funding to improve access to high-quality child care in the Child Care Assistance Program.
    • The establishment of tiered quality child care rates of reimbursement for infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children enrolled in centers through the Child Care Assistance Program (with rates meeting the federal benchmark for infants and toddlers).
    • State Pre-K received a $1.1 million increase to provide high-quality early education to four-year-olds. 


    • A $250 million school construction, renovation, and rehabilitation bond was approved for the November 2018 ballot.
    • Education funding through the funding formula (including Pre-K) was increased.

    Economic Well-Being 

    • Legislation passed that allows current and past recipients of DACA to obtain drivers licenses.


    • Legislation passed to extend Department of Children, Youth and Families services to youth in foster care up to age 21 (Voluntary Extension of Care).
    • Legislation passed that bans the possession of bump stocks, binary triggers, or trigger cranks; and a "Red Flag" bill passed that requires the surrender of all firearms from persons determined to be capable of causing personal injury.


    • Current RIte Care eligibility and benefits were preserved. Federal funding from the reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was assumed in the budget. 
    • Legislation passed that prohibits advertising unhealthy food and beverage products in schools.

    For the full listing of budget and legislative highlights, please click here.

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