As of June 1, 2017, the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) has posted a draft of its State Plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the federal education law that replaced No Child Left Behind. The Plan includes several references to student-centered learning and personalized learning, and Student-Centered Learning Experiences is one of the five categories included in the state's proposed accountability system, along with Ambitious Expectations for Student Achievement, Safe and Supportive Learning Environment, Strategic and Flexible Use of Resources, and High Quality Educators.
Educators, families, and all Rhode Islanders are invited to review the draft plan and provide feedback through June 30, 2017. The draft plan, a comprehensive companion guide, and links for submitting public comment can be found here:
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