like to share some good news with our many Patch friends. On Monday, March 31, 2014 we
delivered a formal proposal to launch the Rhode Island STEAM Academy to
RIDE’s Office of Transformation & Charter Schools. If approved,
RISA would open in the Middletown-Newport area as a Grade K-1 in 2015, growing one grade each year
through Grade 6.
group members have spent hundreds of hours since last Summer
researching, writing, and consulting with experts on delivering a
rigorous and relevant STEAM foundational curriculum to our earliest
We invite readers to review our Executive Summary, available at bit.ly/RISAExecutive which sheds light on our novel approach. Please click on the “Comments” button on the top right corner of the GoogleDocs page and share your thoughts and questions.
We also invite you to visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/newportsteam where we regularly post national information and local updates about the STEAM revolution. While there please remember to show your support by“Liking” our page.
Once RIDE has reviewed the entire proposal for completeness, it will be posted on their website. At that time, the dates for the formal public hearings will be announced. We look forward to hearing from you.Karen, Steve, Marco, Melita, Beth & Mike
Rhode Island’s STEAM Team