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Think Globally, Teach Locally


“In the face of educational standardization required by the federal No
Child Left Behind Act, Rhode Island is taking steps to keep our focus
local. The act, signed into law by President Bush in 2001, requires
schools to assess students annually in reading, mathematics and,
starting next year, science.

The act has had an enormous impact on the way we educate, pushing
teachers toward the use of standards that prepare students for these