All Projects

ACTIVE Projects: 


ConnectRI works to eliminate the digital divide and connect all Rhode Islanders to high-speed broadband in their home, especially targeting supports for residents in public housing authorities. 

Education Innovation Research Network (EIRN)

The Education Innovation Research Network creates research-practitioner partnerships to answer tough questions on best-practices in education innovation.

EDUCATOR Prep Fellowship & Design Challenge

This project connects current K-12 educators with educator preparation programs to collectively support innovations and shifts in programming and curricula.


EduvateRI, the state's education innovation cluster, brings a diverse set of stakeholders together to network, surface, and solve persistent problems in education.

Lighthouse Schools

In Rhode Island, our Lighthouse Schools act as models of how learning can be personalized within the walls of the typical school building.



RI Personalized Learning Initiative

Before we can work toward personalized learning, we need to come together as a state as to what the term means. With input from forty stakeholders, this paper does that--grounding us in our collective goals.

Studio rhode: Next Gen Library Challenge

This competition shows how libraries can be transformed through technology to better support high-needs communities in an increasingly digital world.


RI Open Textbook Initiative

Motivated by a challenge from Governor Gina Raimondo in September 2016, all eleven Rhode Island higher education institutions have pledged to support efforts to save college students $5 million over five years through the use of openly licensed textbooks.

Government Innovation League

This ten-month program trains government employees in using non-traditional approaches to solving tough problems. Each cohort is comprised of one to two rising leaders from across state agencies.

5G Rhode Island

The Office of Innovation is developing incentives and partnerships to help make Rhode Island among the first states in the country to deploy 5G wireless.


What Matters Now Network

In partnership with the RI Department of Education and Learning Forward, we’re working with a pilot group of districts in RI to use Improvement Science to better schools’ professional learning to support implementation of strong curricular materials.

XQ+RI: Rhode Island’s XQ Challenge

XQ+RI is a statewide partnership to support high school redesign so when students graduate, they are prepared and empowered to be inventors of their own learning paths, careers, and adult lives.

Rhode Island EdFi Pilot

It’s in the weeds, but hugely important: For student data to be both secure and usable, it must be interoperable. The Rhode Island EdFi Consortium and Technical Advisory Group supports district implementation of this open source, secure, and interoperable data standard.

Fuse RIC

Fuse RIC is a first-of-its-kind fellowship for educator preparation faculty. The program helps faculty implement and evaluate personalized learning strategies, best supporting their teacher candidates for 21st century classrooms.


ONGOING Projects: 


Computer Science for Rhode Island (CS4RI) takes a coalition approach to providing quality computer science education to students and professional development to educators.

RI E-Permitting Portal

The RI Statewide Permitting Initiative established a uniform, web-based system to be used by the State, municipalities, and taxpayers for statewide permit management, inspection management, and electronic plan review.

RI.Gov Redesign

The official website for the state of Rhode Island was re-designed around the user experience, resulting in a user-driven homepage that better supports citizen to government interaction.

Employee Recognition 

This program recognizes state employees who have taken innovative approaches to solving tough problems and encourages more people in government to think outside the box.