Education spending fueled the Ocean State’s total direct general expenditures in 2012, according to the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council’s annual report, “How Rhode Island Expenditures Compare.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State recently received a $30,000 Amgen Foundation Grant to develop and implement a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics curriculum into the mentoring agency’s site-based programming.
Rhode Island has implemented tools to help at-risk students and also has created a statewide model for teacher evaluations, just two of numerous accomplishments achieved in compliance with the $75-million Race to the Top grant awarded in 2010.
Elana Rosenberg recently joined United Way of Rhode Island’s Community Investment team as senior project manager, where she will manage the Rhode Island Afterschool Plus Alliance. She also oversees UWRI’s portfolio of learning initiatives outside the classroom, as well as manages UWRI’s public-policy efforts, resource development and quality-improvement activities, among other responsibilities.