Group craft­ing plan meant to im­prove schools

Pawtucket Times - - OBITUARIES / REGION -

PROV­I­DENCE (AP) — The Rhode Is­land Foun­da­tion says it has con­vened ed­u­ca­tion lead­ers and other of­fi­cials to craft a plan for the state’s pub­lic school sys­tem. The phil­an­thropic foun­da­tion is look­ing to craft a 10-year strate­gic vi­sion, say­ing the de­ci­sion came be­fore stan­dard­ized test re­sults showed Rhode Is­land stu­dents trailed far be­hind stu­dents in Mas­sachusetts. Foun­da­tion Pres­i­dent Neil Stein­berg says that he is hope­ful the scores cre­ate a sense of ur­gency for the long-term Ed­u­ca­tion Plan­ning Com­mit­tee. The foun­da­tion has put up $150,000 and the Part­ner­ship for Rhode Is­land has kicked in $100,000 to fund the group. Mass. res­i­dent is sched­uled to be ar­raigned later Wed­nes­day at Sec­ond Divi­sion Dis­trict Court in New­port.

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