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R.I. Foundation forum a chance to take action on education

When the Rhode Island Foundation convenes its second “Make It Happen RI” forum on Dec. 7, the format won’t be the same as the...
STUDENT-FOCUSED: R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green says Providence’s nearly 24,000 students will be her focus, as she leads the state takeover of the city’s public school system. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Business a key part of Infante-Green’s blueprint for takeover of Providence...

R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green has been in Rhode Island for less than a year, but she now finds herself trying to fix a...
LIFE SKILLS: Stephen Cronin, a sales executive with Signature Printing in East Providence, volunteers at Hope High School in Providence, teaching students interpersonal and research skills desired by employers. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Business community debates best way to help Providence schools

The Providence schools need an infusion of energy and expertise. Business owners and leaders are being asked to commit staff and financial resources to...

Let businesses see how their money helps schools

A recent PBN.com poll asked whether business leaders should heed R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green’s call to do more to help Providence’s struggling public...
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State takeover of Providence public schools begins

PROVIDENCE – The state assumed control of the Providence school system on Friday morning, a historic handover that may have gone unnoticed by many...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Education has awarded more than $331,000 to eight school districts to support homeless students.

RIDE awards $331K to support homeless students

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education announced more than $331,000 in grants to support homeless students around the state. RIDE granted the funds to...
RHODE ISLAND students posted year-over-year improvements on the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System, but still lagged behind Massachusetts.

R.I. education chief says improved RICAS scores not enough

PROVIDENCE – About 38% of Rhode Island students in grades 3 to 8 met or exceeded expectations in English and nearly 30% in math...

Should business leaders heed R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green’s call to...

R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green has said she'll be counting on new partnerships with educational institutions, businesses and government or nonprofit agencies to help...
TAKING OVER: R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green wants to boost partnerships with local businesses to help improve Providence’s beleaguered public schools. Seated next to her is Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Take the opportunity with city schools to boost future workforce

Providence public schools will undoubtedly function better and produce better-educated students five years from now, the soonest a planned state takeover will end. But...
ANGELICA INFANTE-GREEN, R.I. commissioner of education, has released her order pertaining to the state takeover of the Providence Public School District effective Nov. 1. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

State takeover of PPSD to begin Nov. 1

PROVIDENCE – The state takeover of the Providence Public School District will begin Nov. 1, the R.I. Department of Education announced Tuesday. Concurrently, R.I. Education...
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