RIDE seeks public comment on ESSA

RIDE seeks public comment on ESSA

PROVIDENCE – Updates on Rhode Island’s plan to implement the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaces No Child Left Behind, will be offered around the state in upcoming weeks, including at Cumberland High School.

The Rhode Island Department of Education is looking for feedback on initial recommendations for the plan designed to “support student success in Rhode Island.”

Cumberland’s will be on Monday, May 1, at CHS, 2600 Mendon Road, 5:30-7:30 p.m., and is the only one planned for all of northern Rhode Island.

The forum is open to the public, but those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP through the RIDE website. Anyone who is unable to attend a public forum, but would like to submit feedback, can do so through online surveys, available on the RIDE website through May 15.

This is the second round of public engagement for the ESSA state plan. Hundreds of Rhode Islanders previously joined public forums in the fall of 2016, and participated in an online input survey that closed at the end of last year.