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Rye Country Day Announced as Founding School of Responsible AI in Learning (RAIL) by Middle States Association

The Middle States Association, a worldwide leader in accreditation and school improvement, announced on April 15 that Rye Country Day School is one of 30 schools from across the globe to be named a 2024 Founding School of RAIL, or Responsible AI in Learning. The RAIL founding schools will become the first in the world to earn an endorsement in artificial intelligence (AI) literacy, safety, and ethics.

Designed by the Middle States Association, RAIL is a comprehensive implementation framework for AI in schools and systems. This guided implementation will support schools globally in safely navigating the complexities of AI in education, with strategic planning assistance; access to a growing library of resources, templates, and examples; governance statements and academic policies; professional development; and more. 

Over the next few months, RCDS will be one of the leading schools in responding to this significant change in the educational technology landscape and share its implementation evidence, achievements, and lessons learned in the responsible adoption of AI. 

2024 Founding Schools of RAIL:

  • Academia María Reina with Forward Learning (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
  • Academy of Saint Paul (New Jersey, USA)
  • American Community School of Athens (Athens, Greece)
  • American School of Bahrain (North Riffa, Kingdom of Bahrain)
  • American School of Milan (Milan, Italy)
  • Assumption BVM School (Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Baldwin School of Puerto Rico (Bayamón, Puerto Rico)
  • The Barstow School (Missouri, USA)
  • Beyond 8 (Chennai, India)
  • Center for Teaching and Learning Academy (Abuja, Nigeria)
  • Choate Rosemary Hall (Connecticut, USA)
  • Cornerstone Collegiate Academy (Seoul, Korea)
  • Episcopal Academy (Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Excel Education (Minnesota, USA)
  • Fayston Preparatory School (Suji, Korea)
  • International School of Panama (San Miguelito, Panama)
  • Malvern Prep (Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Miami Country Day School (Florida, USA)
  • Montgomery School (Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Mount Lebanon School District (Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Notre Dame Academy (New York, USA)
  • Nova International School Skopje
  • Perkiomen School (Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Pinewood American International School (Athens, Greece)
  • Oak Hill Academy (New Jersey, USA)
  • Rye Country Day School (New York, USA)
  • Saint Francis Preparatory School (New York, USA)
  • Stevens Cooperative School (New Jersey, USA)
  • Union Catholic High School (New Jersey, USA)
  • Washington International School (District of Columbia, USA)

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