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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...
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...

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