Group crafting plan meant to improve schools
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.