Always Learning Rhode Island
Our Mission, Vision, and Theory of Action
Keeping Rhode Island Educated
The mission of Always Learning Rhode Island is to support and advance learning for Rhode Island youth by augmenting the 180 days of the traditional school schedule to provide opportunities for year-round out-of-school learning in homes and in the community.
The Overarching Goal
The vision of Always Learning Rhode Island is that Rhode Island will be a nationally recognized model of public education innovation which, by creating broad public consensus on the importance of out-of-school learning, will assure that Rhode Island’s educational outcomes will be among the very best in the nation by 2030.
Taking The Necessary Steps
Our Theory Of Action
The theory of action of Always Learning Rhode Island is that by partnering with local elected officials, community-based organizations, businesses, and schools, Always Learning Rhode Island will contribute to a statewide and community-by-community narrative that learning is a critical priority for each of Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns. And, by strategically harnessing a fraction of out-of-school time, Always Learning Rhode Island will contribute to significantly improving education outcomes for Rhode Island students by expanding learning opportunities from 180 days to 365 days, and by adding 1,000,000 hours of the right learning activities Always Learning Rhode Island will contribute to Rhode Island dramatically increase key skills. Always Learning Rhode Island can and will significantly contribute to improving reading and math outcomes for thousands of students and will meet our goal to be a national leader in public education innovation by 2030.
Increase Number Of Education Days
Provide Vetted Educational Programs & Services
Improve Community Key Skills
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING…
What They're Saying
“Every day is a new chance for our children to learn and grow, and the Learn 365 RI model will help families seize that opportunity,” said Lt. Governor Sabina Matos. “I encourage all of Rhode Island’s local leaders to join the Learn 365 Municipal Compact and to help us build a statewide system of out-of-school educational programs. Together, we can give every Rhode Island student the high-quality education they deserve and put them on a path to lifelong success.”
“I applaud Governor McKee’s dedication to education, especially as education is the great equalizer for all our children. As my office is committed to improving financial literacy for all Rhode Islanders, I look forward to collaborating with the Governor to increase financial literacy resources in communities across the state, especially among young people, women, and people of color,” said General Treasurer James A. Diossa. “By investing in education, we can break the cycles of poverty, increase economic participation, and build generational wealth for all.”
“ We need to move with urgency to close the learning gap if we are going to have a fighting chance in tomorrow’s economy. Newport’s educators and non-profits get it; that is why they have been working together to help our students learn both in and out of the classroom year-round,” said Newport Mayor Xay Khamsyvoravong. “To coordinate, track and scale these efforts our community needs the resourcing and support proposed in Governor’s Learn365RI strategy."
“As mayor of Pawtucket, and as a parent, I know how important it is to give every child every opportunity to succeed,” said Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “We are ready to work with the Governor, RIDE, our school department and our community based organizations to continue to expand learning opportunities so that our kids can lead choice-filled lives.”
“Yearlong learning and out of school time learning are critically important, and our kids in Central Falls - and throughout Rhode Island - deserve every opportunity to achieve greatness,” said Central Falls Mayor Maria Rivera. “As the Mayor of Central Falls, I look forward to meeting with the Governor, RIDE and others to discuss this opportunity for our community and ways this plan can offer meaningful learning opportunities 365 days of the year.”
"Learning doesn’t just happen during school hours. What our students do outside of the classroom better prepares them to succeed in both academics and life by providing them with real-life experiences," said Providence Mayor Brett P. Smiley. "Initiatives like Learn 365 RI strengthen our local education systems and give our students the tools they need to succeed."