From The Blog
by Christine Lopes
We've spent the day pouring over the numbers - check out our analysis of the 2013 NAEP scores. Overall, they reveal some positive momentum for RI students but also a remaining and at times worsening performance gap for many underserved students.
Our analysis identifies that:
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