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11/18/2019 MEDIA ADVISORY: Education Funding Formula task force to hear presentation on success factor, pre-K investment
STATE HOUSE — A special legislative task force charged with making a comprehensive study of the state’s education funding formula will meet Tuesday to hear presentations on the student success factor, tuitions and prekindergarten investment.

The commission will meet Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 313 on the third floor of the State House.

After opening remarks by the task force chairman, Sen. Ryan W. Pearson (D-Dist. 19, Cumberland, Lincoln), the commission will hear a presentation by Dr. Kenneth K. Wong, director of the Urban Education Policy Program at Brown University, on the history of the student success factor, how its funds are used today, and alternative models to address this need.

The commission will also hear a presentation by Tim Ryan and members of the Rhode Island School Superintendents Association, including Bob Mitchell from Cumberland on charter school tuitions, Phil Thornton from Warwick on career and technical education tuitions, Colleen Jermain from Newport on English language learners, and Pat McGee from Woonsocket on Every Student Succeeds Act transportation.

The task force will also hear about the importance of investing in prekindergarten education and models to consider moving forward, as well as public input on the impact of the education funding formula and opportunities moving forward.

For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903