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RIDE supports several blogs throughout our website where Rhode Islanders and RIDE staff share their thoughts.

On this page, we have collected all of the blogs on our site - many of which share posts from Rhode Island educators other than RIDE staff. Blogs are listed in alphabetical order:

  • Commissioner's Corner: Commissioner Wagner's blog posts and messages to the Rhode Island community.
  • District Teacher of the Year (DTOY): Posts from the Rhode Island District Teachers of the Year, past and present, who share about instructional successes and challenges they encounter in Rhode Island classrooms.
  • Equitable Access to Excellent Educators: Rhode Island educators and RIDE staff explore factors and perspectives on the importance of ensuring that all students are taught by high quality educators.
  • Leadership: Reflections and insights from RIDE’s Leadership Fellow and other district and school leaders on the challenges and opportunities of being a school leader.
  • Rhode Island Poet Laureate: Reflections and poetry focused on teaching, learning, and the experience of education from Tina Cane, Rhode Island Poet Laureate.
  • Rhode Island Science Education (R.I.S.E.): A communication blog to update stakeholders in education and in the community on important developments, events and accomplishments in science education in Rhode Island.
  • Student Voice: Because student voice is an essential component of our discussion on education, RIDE will post essays written by students from around Rhode Island.

Click on a category below to filter by a particular blog:

A Message from Newly Appointed Education Commissioner, Dr. Ken Wagner

Posted by: Kamlyn Keith on 7/15/2015
Dear Rhode Island Students, Parents, and Educators:

On July 13th, the Board of Education approved my appointment as the Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education. 
I am honored by this appointment, and I am excited about the opportunity to serve you and all of the people of Rhode Island.

I’ve been in the education field since the age of 18, when I was elected to the school board of my hometown in New York. I have served in numerous different roles at the school, district and state levels – from school psychologist to principal to my current role as the senior deputy commissioner in New York.

As a school psychologist, I am trained to listen and I look forward to putting that training to work on behalf of the people of Rhode Island by meeting and listening to teachers, families, principals, students and other key stakeholders.

I am especially encouraged to join this new team in Rhode Island.  Governor Raimondo and her administration understand that education is an investment in the future and is deeply committed to building the needed partnerships to be successful.  

I’m deeply optimistic that our collective efforts will pay off for the children and families of Rhode Island and I look forward to the opportunity to serve.

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