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PUBLIC FORUM: Angélica Infante-Green, R.I. commissioner of education, speaks during a public forum on the Providence schools report by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy, as Mayor Jorge O. Elorza looks on.
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Five Questions With Angélica Infante-Green

Angélica Infante-Green | R.I. commissioner of education1. What should parents expect from your leadership? Families can expect me to listen and put students...
NO TEACHING AID: Students having smartphones in school has become an issue as they become more of a distraction than a potential learning tool.
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As school districts battle student distraction, smartphones take center stage

The power of the smartphone to bring worldwide connectivity to the palm of a hand has transformed people’s daily lives.In public school classrooms, though,...

R.I. Department of Education appoints 23 PrepareRI ambassadors

PROVIDENCE – The state Department of Education has named 23 PrepareRI ambassadors, a group of educators and community leaders who are expected to guide...

Community must drive changes in Providence schools

As Rhode Island education commissioner Angélica Infante-Green seeks approval for state intervention in Providence’s public schools, it is imperative that change in the district...
GETTING INVOLVED: Parent Yulaana Perez speaks during a public forum on the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy report on Providence schools. R.I. education commissioner Angélica Infante-Green and Mayor Jorge O. Elorza listen in the background. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Role for businesses in boosting city schools

Businesses expect more than they’re getting from Providence schools, including graduates who can enter the workforce directly from high school without remedial help, who...
ANGÉLICA INFANTE-GREEN, the new state education commissioner, will request authority Tuesday from the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education to intervene in the Providence public schools. Behind her above, is Providence Mayor Jorge. O. Elorza./ PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

State education commissioner requests authority to take control of Providence schools

PROVIDENCE – Angélica Infante-Green, the new state education commissioner, will request authority Tuesday from the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education to intervene in...
CITY AND STATE OFFICIALS have scheduled a series of public forums in the coming weeks for the community to discuss the findings of a report on Providence schools issued by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy. The first meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Report paints bleak picture of Providence schools

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Public School District is failing miserably at nearly every aspect of its mission, with students struggling to learn in schools...
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Russillo named 2020 R.I. Teacher of the Year

JAMESTOWN – Elizabeth Russillo was named 2020 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year in a surprise ceremony at Smithfield High School, where Russillo is...
RIDE ANNOUNCED the allocation of $3 million in federal funding for after-school and summer programs in Rhode Island.

R.I. receives $3.1M in federal grants for after-school and summer programs

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education announced the allocation of $3.1 million in federal grants Monday for 16 organizations that offer after-school and...
GOV. GINA RAIMONDO has directed the state Department of Education to establish a panel of experts to conduct a review of Providence schools./ PBN FILE PHOTO/ DAVE HANSEN

Raimondo orders ‘comprehensive review’ of Providence schools

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is directing the state Department of Education to conduct a "comprehensive review" of the Providence school system to...
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