Cicilline and Whitehouse to Spotlight Providence Group as National Model for Success in After School Programs

Providence, RI – On Monday, U.S. Congressman David Cicilline and Senator Sheldon
Whitehouse will join with the Providence After School Alliance (PASA) to call on the
U.S. Department of Education to use Rhode Island’s after-school success as a model
when implementing the new national K-12 education law.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which overhauls federal elementary and
secondary education policy, was signed into law in December and is now in the
process of implementation. The new law boosts support for after-school programs
like those that have been highly successful in improving education outcomes here in
Rhode Island.