In April 2023, Governor Dan McKee announced a new out-of-school learning initiative, Learn365RI, which is designed to shift learning from the traditional 180 school days to 365 days of learning by supporting partnerships between municipalities, local education agencies (LEAs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) to expand high-quality, extended learning experiences.

The $4 million Advancing Learning Beyond the 180-Day School Year grant program is part of the Governor’s Learn365RI initiative, with the long-term goal of improving student learning outcomes and increasing three key metrics:

  • Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS) mathematics and English Language Arts scores
  • School attendance rates (chronic absenteeism)
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion rates

In partnership with the Governor’s Office, RIDE has been engaging with city and town leaders statewide to strategize and advance the priorities of Learn365RI. Visit the following Resources drop-down menu to learn more about Learn365RI metrics, view participating municipalities, and access school and LEA data from your community.