July 11, 2016
EDUCAUSE blog: Personalized Learning 
"Language matters. With a common understanding of the terms surrounding personalized learning, we will have a better shot at putting our ideas into practice."

Richard Culatta, Chief Innovation Officer for the State of Rhode Island, makes sense of the many terms used to describe personalized learning in this blog post: What Are You Talking About?! The Need for Common Language around Personalized Learning.
Opportunity to Comment on Revised Secondary School Regulations
The Rhode Island Board of Education has released proposed revisions to the Secondary School Regulations, including regulations on middle and high school learning environments and the Rhode Island Diploma system. 

Public hearings on the proposed draft regulations will be held on:
  • Monday, August 22, 2016 - Cumberland Public Library, Rooms 1 & 2, Hayden Center, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI 02864, 5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, August 29, 2016 - Newport Public Library, Program Room, Lower Level, 300 Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840, 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - Warwick Public Library, Room 101, Large Meeting Room, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI 02889, 5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, September 12, 2016 - University of Rhode Island, Providence Campus, Room 501, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903, 5:30 p.m.
How Student-Centered Learning Practices Are Being Implemented Across New England
This new report from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation describes how student-centered learning (SCL) practices are being implemented in high schools across New England, what policies and systems support and impede further adoption of SCL practices, and how these approaches support student learning.

The 2016 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook Now Available!
The 2016 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook charts improvements and declines in the well-being of children and youth across the state and in each of Rhode Island's 39 cities and towns and provides the latest available statistics on 71 different aspects of children's lives, from birth through adolescence. Please see the full Factbook, and Education Section Highlights

To order a hard copy of the 2016 Factbook, please use our order form or call (401) 351-9400. The cost of the Factbook is $21.40 ($20 plus tax); discounts for bulk purchases are available.
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Are you interested in specific areas of child well-being? Rhode Island KIDS COUNT publishes E-Newsletters on specific areas related to child well-being: 
  • Children's Health and Health Insurance 
  • Child Welfare/Juvenile Justice 
  • Early Childhood/Early Learning 
  • Student-Centered Learning
  • Rhode Island KIDS COUNT also publishes a general interest E-Newsletter. 

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For more information about the Student-Centered Learning Initiative, please contact Senior Policy Analyst Stephanie Geller at (401) 351-9400 or [email protected].