The Rhode Island Urban Education Task Force was created in January 2008 by Governor Donald L. Carcieri. He named Warren Simmons, executive director of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University as chair. The goal was to develop a statewide response to the challenges of raising student achievement in the state’s urban core public school districts. The final report of the Urban Education Task Force proposes recommendations and action steps in seven areas: pre-kindergarten education, early literacy, multiple pathways for student success, expanded learning time, educator quality development, innovation for successful schools, and educator collaboration.
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