PROVIDENCE — RI Commissioner of Education Angélica M. Infante-Green has ordered RI school districts to develop remote-learning instruction plans, due March 19.
Infante-Green instructed school districts to submit the plans by the end of the day that Thursday. The department will review the plans and make suggestions to school districts to ensure that students continue to learn, according to the RI Department of Education (RIDE).
The news was welcome for Rep. Joseph M. McNamara (D-Dist. 19, Warwick, Cranston), who called for remote learning protocols from RIDE to respond to the possible need to limit social contact during the COVID-19 outbreak, last week.
“I’m delighted that the commissioner has taken these steps to establish remote learning,” said Representative McNamara. “Nothing replaces the one-on-one interaction between teacher and student, but at least we can have options in place during emergencies where children have to stay at home.”