A new coalition held an event at the State House last week and asked legislators to create powerful new educational opportunities for children.
The Building on What Works Coalition unites educators, business leaders, and elected officials who want to root out educational inequality and give all the state’s children the educational experiences they will need to thrive in our 21st century economy.
The coalition is calling for the state’s fiscal year 2016 budget to invest $75 million in a fund that communities could use to take one or more of the following steps:
• expand access to high-quality, birth-to-age-5 early learning opportunities
• expand K-12 learning time by making school days or school years longer, and,
• design innovative learning systems that draw on educators’ talents as well as on technology and public resources
The fund would be made available to communities where more than 50 percent of the students served are high-need. (more…)