Raimondo's Roundup
September 11, 2015
Good afternoon,

My kids, like many Rhode Island children, headed back to school last week and although they may not have wanted the summer to end, they were excited to start a new school year.
As parents, we all want what's best for our kids. As your Governor, I want to make sure that each Rhode Island child has every opportunity to pursue their dreams.
Over the past week, I highlighted the p ro gress we are making in our state by visiting kin dergarten classrooms at Asa Messer Elementary School in P rovidence and Cottrell F. Hoxsie School in Warwick; launching the new Ocean State Grad Grant to help recent grads buy their first homes in Rhode Island; and celebrating Rhode Island's Promise, a scholarship to tackle the gap between their financial aid package and the actual costs of college. 

We've made record investments in education and we are creating opportunities for everyone.
Best wishes,

Governor Raimondo Remembers 9/11
On this 14th Anniversary of September 11, let's recognize that for many among us the pain inflicted on that sunny Tuesday morning is still very real.

And we must acknowledge the sadness of those who lost loved ones by lending our hands and our hearts in comfort.  
In memory of the countless lives lost on September 11 th and ever y d a y since then in the name of democracy and freedom, let's re-commit ourselves to making our country, our community and our families stronger and more peaceful.
Share Your Healthcare Experiences
Raimondo established the Working Group for Healthcare Innovation to help every Rhode Islander access high-quality, affordable healthcare and to bring greater predictability for healthcare expenses to businesses and taxpayers. In creating the final report to give to her, the Working Group would like to hear from the public.
To get updated information about the event, follow Secretary Roberts on Twitter ( @EHRobertsRI ) and share event information with your networks using #healthyRI. Below is the date for the first public forum:
Tuesday, September 15, 6 - 7:30 pm 
"Personal Experiences with Healthcare"
Hosted by Secretary Roberts and Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian
Buttonwoods Community Center
3027 West Shore Road, Warwick
In This Issue

Click here to read this week's op-ed by Education Commissioner Ken Wagner   
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I am grateful to @TomorrowFund for supporting kids & families

Hearing stories of RI students who are working hard to get their education and pay bills is inspiring #NextInEd http://bit.ly/1JYCfPD  
I was proud to accept @MassGovernor 's #ALSIceBucketChallenge & challenge @WeedSenpw & Speaker Mattiello

Good luck to families as we return back to school. Here's a look at our routine: http://bit.ly/1QnGtT7 . Thanks @NBC10 for the visit.