NR-Image-2On Monday, March 30, the East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce is teaming with the state Department of Education for an activity-based education exchange which is part of the statewide planning process for Rhode Islanders at New England Tech.

The exchange in East Greenwich is one of several being held around the state. The goals are simple: bring communities together to talk about public education (K-12) and bring the voice of the community to the education process.

The session feedback will be collected and summarized to a 26 person state community team to develop the 2015-2020 plans for public education. The community team will work with the Rhode Island Board of Education on the plan development. The final product will be an actionable 7- to 10-page plan that describes a vision of Rhode Island public schools from 2015 to 2020.

The event is March 30 with check-in at 6:30 p.m. The exchange activity is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the New England Institute of Technology. The event is free and open to the public. Capacity is limited, those wishing to attend must RSVP in advance to the East Greenwich Chamber office by calling 401-885-0020 or by registering online at