Two years ago, the ACLU of RI supported the enactment of an important statute which ensures that the Rhode Island Promise Program – which provides free tuition to students attending CCRI – appropriately accommodates students with disabilities who may need more time to complete their studies. We urged that similar language be included in the codification of a bill that would extend a similar program, called the “Rhode Island Hope Scholarship,” to Rhode Island College students. This legislation passed with our suggested amendments. 


Representative Joseph McNamara, Senator Ryan Pearson, Senator Valarie Lawson, and Senator Jonathon Acosta


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