Investing in Our Children and Improving Rhode Island's Schools
Good schools are essential to our communities and our economy, and Senator Reed is working hard to help all our schools strive and succeed. This means strengthening education at all levels, through college and beyond.
Parents are children’s first teachers, and Senator Reed continues to work to strengthen family engagement in education. Senator Reed introduced the Family Engagement in Education Act to ensure that schools have the tools they need to effectively partner with parents. He also fights for child care, school construction, Head Start, and other initiatives so that all children have access to safe, affordable, and high quality care and education.
Senator Reed strongly believes that every student with the drive to attend college should have the opportunity to go. He has been on the front lines of the fight to ease student loan debt burdens and keep interest rates low. He is a champion for the Pell Grant and has authored legislation to incentivize states to provide more need-based grant aid for college.
Senator Reed believes the more we do to support effective teaching and effective school leadership, the better results we will get for students. He has written legislation to improve the preparation, professional development, and mentoring of educators to strengthen teaching and learning in our schools.