Lessons from Rhode Island: Shifting an Entire State to Remote Learning
What does it look like to lead a state’s transition to remote learning during a time of crisis? Join Rhode Island Commissioner of Education Angélica Infante-Green and XQ’s Nicole Campbell for a discussion of lessons learned.
As the Covid-19 pandemic forced school closures, the Rhode Island Department of Education moved into “can-do mode.” The goal: 100% access to devices and connectivity for every student—which she and her team knew would be crucial for continued learning and equity. In this candid conversation, Nicole Campbell and Commissioner Infante-Green discuss the challenges the Rhode Island team faced as they responded rapidly to the needs of students, educators, and families across the state. They conclude by reviewing lessons learned, along with insights into what high school might look like in the months ahead.
Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green leads the Rhode Island Department of Education as the commissioner of education. She began her career as a classroom teacher in the South Bronx and later held a number of positions in the New York City and New York State Departments of Education. She is a national leader in equity and is often praised for her leadership in supporting multilingual learners, closing achievement gaps, and engaging students and families in improving schools.
Nicole Campbell is the managing director of State and Local Strategy and leads XQ’s strategy and partnerships with states and districts. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, Nicole has partnered with districts and states to support navigating the new reality of virtual learning and its equity implications and identifying opportunities for innovation. She started her career with the New York City Department of Education and has held a number of positions that span public education and philanthropy.
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