Committee of Practitioners to convene for 2nd meeting Wednesday


The R.I. Committee of Practitioners, which will provide the R.I. Department of
Education (RIDE) with guidance and feedback as the RIDE staff develops the Rhode
Island plan for transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), will hold its
second meeting on Wednesday. The Committee members will discuss the Rhode Island
Academic Standards and Assessment Program.

The newly enacted ESSA provides Rhode Island an opportunity for innovation and
flexibility in a number of key areas, including academic standards, accountability,
support for school improvement, student and educator support, and use of federal
education funds. The Committee meets monthly in order to review any proposed state
rule or regulation relating to the implementation of ESSA. All Committee meetings
are open to the public.

Who: Rhode Island Committee of Practitioners
What: Second monthly meeting
When: Wednesday (August 24), 4 to 6 p.m.
Where: United Way of Rhode Island, 50 Valley St., Providence

The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, currently ESSA, requires all
states to establish a Committee of Practitioners to advise the state regarding
implementation of the federal education law.

Further information about the Committee of Practitioners

What members do:

Members of the Committee of Practitioners serve as representatives of their networks
and stakeholder groups throughout Rhode Island. This service entails participation
in monthly two-hour meetings, preparation through review of materials and
consultation with colleagues, feedback on proposed sections or drafts of the Rhode
Island State ESSA Plan, and provision of advice to the RIDE team to aid in
development of a final plan. Members will also have the opportunity, if desired, to
consult with critical stakeholder groups and to participate in community meetings
regarding transition to ESSA.

Committee meetings:

Meetings will take place on Wednesdays, from 4 to 6 p.m. Meetings through December,
2016 will take place at the United Way of Rhode Island, 50 Valley St, Providence.
The scheduled dates are as follows: July 20, 2016; August 24, 2016; September 21,
2016; October 19, 2016; November 30, 2016; December 14, 2016; January 25, 2017;
February 22, 2017; March 22, 2017; April 19, 2017; May 17, 2017; and June 14, 2017.

Where to learn more:

RIDE has created a web page at,
where we post ESSA resources and Committee information.