Wednesday, March 22, 2017

RIDE schedules five public forums for ESSA community outreach

Public engagement for transition to the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) continues in late April and early May. RIDE will host five regional community forums to share updates and gather feedback on the draft recommendations for the state's ESSA plan.

Students, parents, teachers, community members, and community leaders across the state: You are invited to share your feedback to help inform the ESSA decision-making process.

We will hold five forums at locations across Rhode Island, all taking place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on these dates:
  • Providence Area: Monday, April 24, at Cranston High School East, 899 Park Avenue, Cranston (Spanish language interpretation services are available)
  • Southern Rhode Island: Wednesday, April 26, at Narragansett High School, 245 S Pier Road, Narragansett
  • East Bay: Thursday, April 27, at Pell Elementary School, 35 Dexter Street, Newport
  • Northern RI: Monday, May 1, at Cumberland High School, 2600 Mendon Road, Cumberland
  • West Bay: Wednesday, May 3 at West Warwick High School, 1 Webster Knight Drive, West Warwick
The forums are open to everyone, but if you would like to reserve a spot at any of the forums, please click here. 

For more information about these community forums, please email

To view materials from Fall ESSA forums, visit:

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