New Report! Policies and Practices Supporting Student-Centered Learning in Rhode Island: School Climate
This new report uses an equity lens to look at policies, practices, and measures of school climate, including student mental and behavioral health. The report suggests actions we can take to ensure that all students, particularly students of color, low-income students, differently-abled students and Multilingual Learners, are in schools that prioritize strong relationships between students and educators and promote excellent, equitable learning while also ensuring student safety and emotional well-being.
14% of Rhode Island’s children lived in poverty in 2019, a decrease from 2018 when 18% of Rhode Island children lived in poverty. Rhode Island ranks 21st in the nation and 5th in New England for the percentage of children in poverty. COVID-19 is expected to result in an increase in child poverty in 2020 and exacerbate existing racial and ethnic disparities in 2020 and beyond. Please see the full media release and Providence Journal coverage for more.