Above: Gov. Dan McKee, seated left, joins East Greenwich town officials and a couple of students to mark the town’s signing on to McKee’s Learn365RI Municipal Compact.
Governor Dan McKee and East Greenwich Town Manager Andrew Nota today signed the Learn365RI Municipal Compact Monday, May 8.
“Investing in education is a direct investment in the future of Rhode Island, and that’s something everyone is in favor of,” said Governor McKee. “I thank our partners in East Greenwich for their commitment to their students through this initiative.”
“The Town of East Greenwich is committed to supporting the Governor on the Learn365RI initiative as we take on the challenges of improving learning outcomes for all of our students,” said Town Manager Andrew Nota. “We believe our ongoing efforts in addressing learning loss, wrap around services, and the social and emotional needs of our students, syncs perfectly with the Governor’s leadership in changing Rhode Island’s education culture and his efforts to effectuate positive change.”
Learn365RI seeks to improve student learning outcomes to reach Massachusetts levels in three key metrics: RICAS math and English Language Arts scores, student attendance, and FAFSA completion.
East Greenwich is the fourth community to commit to partnering with the state to improve student achievement levels through increasing out-of-school learning time, joining Newport, Bristol, and East Providence.
Great, I just want to know why the town of East Greenwich didn’t take advantage of the security funds that were available to all cities and towns? It was published by channel 10 that East Greenwich did not submit for any security funding upgrades. Does the town and school committee think, naively, that our kids are as safe as they can be? The internal and external doors and windows could definitely be replaced with solid steel and more cameras/deterrents.
Hi. According to both town and school officials, the school district did apply for the security funding but in an earlier round, so it’ll the district was not included in the round reported by Channel 10. The school committee approved security projects earlier this spring.