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Sara Tucker, dean of academics at one of two Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy elementary schools, adjusts classes throughout an eight-hour school day to ensure that academics and enrichment all fit into every student’s schedule. more
Roughly 30 percent of Providence’s public school students are “chronically absent,” missing 18 or more days of school every year. That’s a huge problem, according to research that shows chronic absenteeism is a major predictor of whether a student will drop out before completing high school. more
Reform is coming to 10 career and tech centers in Rhode Island following recent changes to state law designed to modernize the programs and better connect them to local job opportunities. Educators say they are already collaborating more with the business community, though they want to see local control maintained. more
Mindy Levine, an assistant chemistry professor at the University of Rhode Island, has been awarded a $650,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation. more
Technical adviser for All Saints STEAM Academy in Middletown school’s quest to speak with an astronaut on the International Space Station next year via amateur “ham” radio. more
Heavy snows this winter collapsed dozens of roofs in southern New England, with the structural design as much of a factor in many cases as the amount of snowfall. Rhode Island's winter 2015 snowfall as of March 6 averaged 73.2 inches, … more
Usually, when someone writes an essay about why they defaulted on their student loans, they strain to include details that evoke sympathy. more
The Rhode Island School of Design’s board of trustees last week voted unanimously to divest the college endowment’s direct investments in fossil-fuel extraction company stocks and bonds. more
Roger Williams University has made the Rave Guardian Campus Safety App available to its more than 5,700 students, faculty and staff to provide them with increased safety. more
For public middle school English teacher Joe Killilea, professional development means helping colleagues open themselves up to constructive critiques from their peers. more
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