"The story of RISD
is a tale of two school districts where a greater than 60 percentage point achievement gap exists between campuses at opposite ends of the academic spectrum," Tyson's lawyers wrote.
The 'A+' rating primarily reflects RISD
's preeminent reputation in fine arts and design education, which supports enrollment stability, and healthy financial profile.
"Making the case for creativity continues to be at the heart of the RISD-led movement to promote STEAM," says Babette Allina, head of external affairs at RISD
. "It has succeeded because it's been driven by student interest, and by teachers in the US--and soon after in the UK--who know that the application of interdisciplinary, project-based learning is a familiar methodology that works."
At the summer institute, one of the other master teaching artists, Amy Leidtke (also a RISD
faculty member), had shown Everett's teachers a powerful way to integrate the arts into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) instruction.
Her work has shown in the US and internationally and can be found in private and public collections, including the RISD
Museum, the Corcoran Museum of Art, and the US Department of State's Art in Embassies Program.
Paiewonsky's work is in international collections that include Daros-Latinoamerica, Zurich, Switzerland; The RISD
Museum, Rhode Island; Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Centro Leon, Santiago, Dominican Republic.
He earned an industrial design degree from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD
) in 1988 and now is founder and director of the fledgling Integrated Design & Management master's degree track at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
He studied industrial design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD
), her extensive knowledge of the community is one of her strongest assets.
A movement toward STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education, as championed by the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD
), has led educators and administrators to consider the importance of the arts in preparing students for 21st-century jobs.
Somerson, 60, is the interim president of Rhode Island School of Design, also known as RISD
. A little more than a year ago, her predecessor, John Maeda, abruptly left for a position at the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.