Through its PK-20 education initiative RI Partnerships for Success (PFS), Rhode Island Campus Compact designed, implemented and documented two pilot case studies, building off of previous work of the PFS initiative including the PFS Partnership Rubric, an assessment tool for partnership practitioners. The two institution-district partnerships profiled include a partnership between Roger Williams University and Providence Public Schools and a partnership between Rhode Island College and Central Falls School District. The partnerships and the pilot case studies are made possible by a grant through the Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner.
Roger Williams University & Providence Public Schools
“Brought together by a common interest in addressing an identified need and the opportunity of a Title II grant offered through the RI Office of Higher Education, the Roger Williams University School of Education and Providence Public Schools utilized a professional learning community model to engage teachers in collaboratively learning math instruction strategies specifically geared toward English Language Learners (ELLs). In-school professional learning communities sprouted with SMART goals tied to individual school goals and existing district initiatives…” Read the full profile here!
Rhode Island College & Central Falls School District
“Depth Over Breadth Equals Student Success is based on three facts: 1) students in Central Falls, Rhode Island are less successful in mathematics compared to students in the state; 2) as is the case nationally and in the state, mathematics performance by ELL students lags behind those of native English speakers; 3) research indicates that high-quality teacher professional development focused on content and practices in mathematics is a key factor in improving student achievement…” Read the full profile here!
Mission of PFS: Leverage the educational assets of Rhode Island’s institutions of higher education to enhance PK-16 school-based partnerships that prepare students to realize their own goals in higher education, careers, and active citizenship.