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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...
HIGHER LEARNING: From left, College Crusade of Rhode Island high school adviser Agi Kah and middle school advisers Manuela Garcia, Victor Martinez and Eric Rossi have a conversation at the organization’s Providence headquarters. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

College Crusade of Rhode Island enjoying a high degree of success

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE AT A SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY: The College Crusade of Rhode Island THE COLLEGE CRUSADE of Rhode Island recently finished...
After a long career as a banking executive and four years at Brown University as chief development officer, Neil D. Steinberg joined the Rhode Island Foundation in 2008. He has served as CEO and president of the public charity ever since, leading a host of initiatives in education and health affecting communities across the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

We can all be civic leaders

Neil D. Steinberg | Rhode Island Foundation CEO and president Leadership is not an executive title. Leaders do not have to be anointed, trained or...
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...
Melissa Ugarte

Policies on student behavior need overhaul

In the wake of the John Hopkins report that exposed some of the behavioral challenges that affect Providence public schools, there were inevitably other...
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, 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...
COMPUTER CLASS: Instructor Betty Tavares, left, gives a helping hand to student Lily Minaeliam during an adult digital-literacy workshop at Providence Public Library.
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Writing the book on learning lounges

2019 PBN Innovative Companies: Education Providence Public Library IT STARTED WITH a few couches, some lamps and a commitment to not look like a formal...

Four-year degrees not for everyone

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., wants to turn K-12 schooling into K-16 – in other words, to move toward making public four-year colleges free and...

These children are the future

A well-known businessman received an award for his philanthropy. During the ceremony honoring his good works, he was asked to share some of the...
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