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BROWN UNIVERSITY announced Wednesday that is has fully funded a $10 million endowment to help support the Providence Public School District. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University fully funds $10M endowment for Providence schools

PROVIDENCE – Brown University announced Wednesday that it has fully funded a $10 million endowment commitment to help support public schools in Providence. The university...
PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT and the R.I. Department of Education unveiled Tuesday its turnaround plan to help the troubled school district.

PPSD’s turnaround plan includes performance goals, expanding training for teachers

PROVIDENCE – The new action plan to turnaround the Providence Public School District was released by the district and the R.I. Department of Education...
Tom Giordano has served as executive director of the Partnership for Rhode Island, a nonprofit comprised of chief executives from the state’s largest employers and nonprofits, since the organization’s founding in 2017.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The power of partnership

Tom Giordano | Partnership for Rhode Island executive director The partnership addresses big-picture issues that affect all Rhode Islanders. The lessons we’ve learned can be...
ERNST & YOUNG LLP conducted a 10-week analysis on the financial health on the troubled Providence Public School District. The report found that the city's school budget has been traditionally fixed and funds need to be reallocated to support student needs.

Ernst & Young: PPSD budget needs to be more flexible, student-centered

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Public School District has historically viewed its annual operating budget as being fixed and that mentality should shift to a...
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...
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...

Prov. schools need major change now

Could a report be more damning? Commissioned after the spring test score results for students in Providence schools and performed by a team led by...

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