Race to the Top Steering Committee: Transforming Education in Rhode Island

The purpose of the Race to the Top Steering Committee is to provide the Board of Education, the Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Governor, and legislators with an independent perspective on the implementation of Rhode Island’s Race to the Top plan. 

Primary Functions

The Race to the Top Steering Committee has three primary functions: 

  1. Engage a variety of stakeholders in reviewing the implementation of the Race to the Top plan over the four years of the grant and make recommendations for improvement; 
  2. Identify strategies for sustaining momentum and engagement statewide; and 
  3. Issue a yearly progress report on the status of Race to the Top implementation in a manner that can be easily understood by all Rhode Islanders. 
The work of the committee should serve to build deeper understanding of, and support for, the role of Race to the Top in preparing all Rhode Island students for success in college, careers, and life.

Membership

Committee membership consists of designated representatives from the education field, state and local leadership, the business community, student organizations, parent organizations, higher education, community and/or child advocacy organizations, and others who will extend support for the reforms described in Rhode Island’s Race to the Top plan. 

Meeting Agendas, Notes and Materials