R.I. to rethink high school instruction in partnership with education nonprofit

February 8, 2019 | Providence Journal

PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina Raimondo is partnering with a highly regarded nonprofit education organization to help Rhode Island public schools reimagine what high school could look like.

“In the past, XQ has only worked with individual schools,” said state Education Department spokeswoman Meg Geoghegan. “One of the reasons they were attracted to Rhode Island is because of the things in our toolkit: dual enrollment, advanced coursework, career education and work-based learning. One of the questions is, how are we going to scale this up so all students are getting access to these programs?”

Any high school can apply for the grants. Five schools will be selected to receive $500,000 each from XQ to redesign their schools. The money can be used to implement the new high school design, which might call for changing the class schedule, using technology in new ways or expanding career and technical opportunities.

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