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RIDE to offer free, online tutoring
Posted on 01/19/2021

RI to offer free, online tutoring through partnership with Khan Academy 
Linda Borg The Providence Journal Published 3:30 p.m. ET Jan. 14, 2021

PROVIDENCE, RI – A partnership between the Rhode Island Department of Education and Schoolhouse.world, will pair students with tutors around the globe. Schoolhouse.world was launched in early 2020 by Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy online learning website, to help students who are falling behind due to COVID-19. According to the state Department of Education, Rhode Island is one of the first states in the country to partner with Schoolhouse.world to offer this free service for students in grades 6-12. “We know that tutoring is one of the best supports we can provide to students who are struggling to keep up, but usually it is so expensive that the students who need it the most will not have access,” said state education Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green in a release. “Schoolhouse.world ensures all Rhode Island students, regardless of finances, can get the live tutoring they need during this difficult time.”

Schoolhouse.world is an online platform that connects people around the world to free, small-group tutoring sessions. It currently offers tutoring in high school math and SAT prep, and aims to expand to more ages and topics soon. Rhode Island students will be able to register for Schoolhouse.world through RIDE’s recently revamped All Course Network (ACN). RIDE opened registration for the ACN last week, with triple the number of course offerings than the previous year, on a statewide educational access portal, EnrollRI. Students can register now for Schoolhouse tutoring at EnrollRI.org/ACN. There is no deadline to register, and there are no limits to the number of Rhode Island students that can apply.

Schoolhouse.world first opened its virtual doors to tutors and students from the public in early 2020. People from all over the world volunteered to tutor sessions. Since then, Schoolhouse has run over a thousand tutoring sessions with students from more than 40 countries. Schoolhouse launched its new website in January 2021, and began its statewide partnerships with Rhode Island and New Hampshire in January as well.

The All Course Network (ACN) and EnrollRI are part of PrepareRI, RIDE’s initiative to prepare all students for success in college and career. Learn more about Schoolhouse at Schoolhouse.world. Linda Borg covers education for the Journal.  


Students can register now for Schoolhouse tutoring at  
EnrollRI.org/ACN

 
 
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