RI Alliance for College & Career Readiness E-News: August 2019
Advocacy & Policy
Legislative Wrap-Up
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is pleased to share our 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up . This highlights legislative victories for children and summarizes selected laws and budget appropriations in the areas of economic well-being, early learning and development, education, health, and safety that were considered during the 2019 session of the Rhode Island General Assembly. Please see pages 3-4 of the publication for in-depth information on education-related items.

We hope this is a helpful resource as you continue your work on behalf of Rhode Island's children and families.

Events & Happenings
Community College of RI - Rhode Island Promise Enrollment Days at CCRI Knight Campus (Warwick)
  • Tuesday, August 6, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 15, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Enrollment Day sessions allow incoming students to apply, learn about financial aid options, speak with advisor and student-service representatives, and register for courses.

The Rhode Island Promise Scholarship provides two years of free tuition to recent high school graduates. Students must enroll full time at CCRI each semester and maintain a GPA of at least a 2.5.

For more information or to register visit: www.ccri.edu/ripromise
Save the Dates!
Please join us for the release of a new Policy Report: Preparing Students for College and Career: Practices Supporting Student-Centered Learning in Rhode Island
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
  • 3:30 p.m – 5:00 p.m.
  • Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, One Union Station, Providence, RI

RI Alliance for College and Career Readiness Annual Convening
  • Monday, December 9, 2019
  • 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Providence Marriott, One Orms Street, Providence, RI
Research & Data
Depth Over Breadth: The Value of Vocational Education in U.S. High Schools
"What is the relationship between modern-day vocational or career and technical coursework and high-school graduates’ success in college or in the workforce? Is vocational education an off ramp to college foisted upon lackluster students, or a different and less costly path toward adult success?" This report from Education Next asks these questions and examines high-school and college transcripts and labor-market outcomes for about 4,000 adults to find out.