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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...
ANGELICA INFANTE-GREEN, R.I. commissioner of education, is calling on school districts statewide to develop plans to increase participation and overall scores on SATs and PSATs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. education chief: Districts should devise plans to boost SAT, PSAT...

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commissioner of Education Angélica Infante-Green is calling for school districts to create "readiness action plans" to improve SAT and PSAT scores...
RHODE ISLAND received $20 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Education to improve literacy in the state, according to the R.I. Department of Education.

R.I. gets $20M for literacy development and instruction

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has received a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to improve literacy, the R.I. Department of Education...
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. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Angélica Infante-Green

Angélica Infante-Green | R.I. commissioner of education 1. 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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