A Research-Practitioner Partnership

RITES+C is a Research-Practitioner Partnership where K-12 educators, higher education researchers, state government, and industry, collaborate to improve science and computer science education in Rhode Island and the nation.

Equitable access to Computer Science and Science education for all students in Rhode Island


The major organizations who comprise and work with RITES+C are shown here:

Schools Higher Education State Government Practice Partners Industry Advisory Board
  • *All 36 School Districts in RI
  • The RI Association of School Committees
  • The RI School Superintendents Association
  • RI Association of School Principals
  • RI Computer Science Teachers Association
  • *Brown University
  • *RI College
  • *University of RI
  • RI Governor's Office of Innovation
  • *RI Dept of Education
  • Microsoft TEALS
  • Code.org
  • Project Lead The Way
  • Citizens Financial Group
  • Amica Mutual Insurance
  • Lifespan Health
  • FM Global
  • Raytheon
  • MojoTech, Inc
  • Kenzan, Inc
  • RI Tech Collective

Those organizations marked with an asterisk are part of the RITES+C RPP, meaning that they meet two primary criteria:

  • They perform an aspect of research and an aspect of practice.  A broad characterization of research is that the organization either supplies data about the effectiveness of CS education practices, or that they analyze such data, or both. A broad characterization of practice is that they either deliver CS classes in schools, or that they deliver support to the schools (e.g. teacher PD, curriculum, on-going teacher support, support for school administrators) delivering CS courses.
  • They have committed to working together in the RITES+C framework to jointly form research questions, evaluate CS education practices, and develop and deliver high quality CS pathways that are inclusive for all students.

Those organizations without an asterisk contribute to RITES+C through practice-only, and/or advising on needs and direction, and/or providing financial or staff support.