October 2018
New video series! Exploring Student-Centered Learning in Rhode Island 
Featuring testimony from Rhode Island students, this video series explores the four tenets of student-centered learning: 
New Report!  Preparing Students for College and Career: 
Policies Supporting Student-Centered Learning in Rhode Island

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT released Preparing Students for College and Career: Policies Supporting Student-Centered Learning in Rhode Island at a policy roundtable on Monday, September 24, 2018. Featured speakers included Elizabeth Burke Bryant, Executive Director of Rhode Island KIDS COUNT; Pedro Moya, high school senior and Youth Member of Young Voices; Keith Nalbach, Advisor, The Met High School; Ken Wagner, Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education; Colleen Burns Jermain, Superintendent, Newport Public Schools; and Stephanie Geller, Senior Policy Analyst at Rhode Island KIDS COUNT.

This report provides an overview of Rhode Island policies that support student-centered learning and examines how Rhode Island can support the expansion of student-centered learning practices in schools and ensure that these opportunities are available for all students, particularly low-income students, students of color, and students in high-need communities.

For more, please see the full reportmedia release, and release event pictures.
Special Event - Rhode Island Alliance for College and Career Readiness: Promoting a Better Future for All Students

Join students, parents, teachers, policymakers, community, higher education, and business leaders to discuss how we can work together to help all Rhode Island students gain the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in college and careers and how we can ensure that all students have the support and financial resources they need to reach their dreams. 

Monday, October 22, 2018 
3:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

Providence Marriott Downtown 
1 Orms Street Providence, RI 

Keynote Speaker: 
Dr. Jason L. Meriwether
Vice President for Student Success
Rhode Island College

Please register by October 17th 

The Rhode Island Alliance for College and Career Readiness was developed to raise awareness about the connection between college and career readiness, the success of individual students, and the economic stability of our state. The Alliance identifies and advocates for legislative and regulatory changes and budgetary investments needed to increase college and career readiness. 

Founding members include Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, The College Crusade of Rhode Island, Young Voices, College Visions, The College Advising Corps at Brown University's Swearer Center, The NAACP - Providence Branch, and the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University.
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Are you interested in specific areas of child well-being? Rhode Island KIDS COUNT publishes E-Newsletters on specific areas related to child well-being: 
  • Children's Health and Health Insurance 
  • Child Welfare/Juvenile Justice 
  • Early Childhood/Early Learning 
  • Student-Centered Learning
  • Rhode Island Reads: The Campaign for 3rd Grade Reading 
  • Rhode Island KIDS COUNT also publishes a general interest E-Newsletter. 

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For more information about the Student-Centered Learning Initiative, please contact Senior Policy Analyst Stephanie Geller at (401) 351-9400 or sgeller@rikidscount.org.