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THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Education and Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced Wednesday that schools in Central Falls, Woonsocket, Providence, Pawtucket and West Warwick will be receiving a portion of $20 million in funding to help with various construction and renovation projects to improve the learning environments.

5 underserved school districts receive $20M in state funding for facilities...

PROVIDENCE – Schools in Central Falls, Woonsocket, Providence, Pawtucket and West Warwick will be receiving a portion of $20 million in funding to help...
NEW COVID-19 HEALTH GUIDANCE for students and public school staff members was announced late Thursday by the R.I. Department of Education and Gov. Daniel J. McKee. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Less quarantine, ‘monitor-to-stay’ initiative among state’s new COVID-19 school guidance

PROVIDENCE – Reducing quarantine time for students who test positive for COVID-19 and exempting close contacts from quarantining are among the new school COVID-19...
R.I. GENERAL TREASURER and gubernatorial candidate Seth Magaziner announced Thursday a proposed $300 million bond that, if approved by voters in November, will help with additional school building repairs and construction. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

New $300M statewide school construction bond measure introduced

PROVIDENCE – Legislation to expand a major statewide investment in constructing new and refurbishing public school buildings was introduced on Thursday at the Statehouse. R.I....
THE PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOL District is offering multiple incentive programs, including signing bonuses, to help attract new hires in hard-to-fill areas in the district.

Providence Public School District offering incentives, including signing bonuses, to attract...

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Public School District announced Friday that it is offering multiple incentives, including early signing bonuses for newly hired educators and...
Keith Kelly

Rhode Island can keep getting better

(Editor’s note: This essay is part of PBN’s 35th anniversary publication, which can be viewed here.) Rhode Island has come a long way in the...

Statewide RICAS performance drops from 2019 to 2021; leaders cite COVID...

PROVIDENCE – Results of the 2021 Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System standardized tests released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Education show that the...
A NEW REPORT on charter schools released Thursday by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council recommends that state lawmakers should support new charters and expand existing ones rather than impose a moratorium on such expansion.

RIPEC report: State should support charter school expansion

PROVIDENCE – Among its recommendations for lawmakers regarding addressing charter schools in the state, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council stated Thursday that the...

Bay State does what Ocean State should

Two recent exhortations to improve K-12 education in Rhode Island have landed on much the same conclusion. The state needs to step up and...

Teacher education needed

The ongoing retirements of baby boomer teachers in the state’s K-12 education system require new teachers to take their places. It’s simple math really. But...

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