From The Blog
by Daniela FairchildOver the summer, I moved back home to Rhode Island from Washington, D.C. to help support the good work of RI-CAN and to help improve our state’s public education system. Since then, I’ve talked with scores of community members about their hopes for Rhode Island’s education system, their commitment to helping it realize those hopes and the work that is underway to make it all happen.
Great schools change everything.
And every child deserves a great school, no matter their background. Together with Rhode Islanders across the state, RI-CAN fights for the research-backed policies that will make sure they get one.
As the executive director of Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy, a network of high-performing charter schools in northern Rhode Island, I see every day how the hard work of dedicated teachers makes this work not only possible, but palpable. Because we believe that every single "scholar" at BVP, 100 percent of them, have the potential to be great, and we believe that it is our job to ensure scholar success, success is happening. Read more...Jeremy ChiapettaFeb 12 2013