Making Rhode Island public schools great for every child!

Learning First Alliance RI

The Learning First Alliance/Rhode Island believes that a public school education is the basic right of every child in a democratic society, the bedrock of the American Dream and the best hope for American success in the 21st Century. These beliefs unite a unique and diverse group of educational partners speaking with a single voice to advocate for public schools. Read more about the national Learning First Alliance.

2015 Whole Child Conference - Registration open!

2011 RI Association for Supervision and
Curriculum Development (RIASCD)Report:

How a Whole Child Approach Can Transform Education in Rhode Island

Report issued November 2007:

Rhode Island Schools' Performance
Here's the Rest of the Story...

Member organizations are:

  • Association of Rhode Island Administrators of Special Education
  • National Education Association Rhode Island
  • Center for School Improvement and Educational Policy
  • Rhode Island Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals
  • Rhode Island Middle Level Educators 
  • Rhode Island Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
  • Rhode Island School Counselor Association 
  • New England Secondary School Consortium


NEARI-Retired member Ray Pouliot is chairperson of the Learning First Alliance. Contact him at 401-463-9630 or
Amazing Members - Lou Rainone
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