From The Blog
by Christine Lopes MetcalfeLast year, RI-CAN began campaigning for modern funding for modern schools. Our aim was to 1) create a sustainable and fair funding program for school buildings across the state, 2) enable all districts to provide full-day kindergarten and 3) continue implementing the new school funding formula. This year, those campaigns are closer than ever to becoming reality.
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