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RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT'S latest issue brief released Thursday shows that racial and ethnic disparities remain in local education.

KIDS COUNT: Racial disparities remain in R.I. education

PROVIDENCE – Racial and ethnic disparities still exist in various aspects in education across all grades in Rhode Island, according to Rhode Island KIDS...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Education received a $10 million U.S. Department of Education grant to help hire mental health professionals and counselors in four local school systems.

State receives $10M federal grant to further support mental health initiatives...

PROVIDENCE – The state has once again became the beneficiary of a multimillion-dollar federal grant to support mental health initiatives within local schools. State elected...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Education will provide 13 school systems a food truck each as part of the department’s new $1.6 million Menu for Success Student Food Truck Initiative. R.I. Education Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green, fifth from right, presents check in support of initiative to students and district leadership at the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

13 school systems to receive food trucks via RIDE’s new ‘Menu...

PROVIDENCE – Thirteen local school systems will receive food trucks as part of the R.I. Department of Education’s new $1.6 million Menu for Success...
JOSEPH R. PAOLINO JR., former Providence mayor and managing partner for Paolino Properties LP, says he's disappointed that the city is not moving forward with the plan for him to donate the former St. Joseph's Hospital building to the city for it to be converted into a new school. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

‘Disappointed’ Paolino looks to sell St. Joseph’s building after education leaders...

PROVIDENCE – Two years ago, developer Joseph R. Paolino Jr. wanted to give back to the city he once oversaw as mayor by providing...
ALAN SHAWN FEINSTEIN Elementary School at Broad Street, pictured, and Carl G. Lauro Elementary School were identified late Tuesday as the two Providence public school buildings that will close next year due to their age and poor physical conditions. / COURTESY GOOGLE INC.

Providence’s Feinstein Elementary, Lauro Elementary to close next year

PROVIDENCE – Alan Shawn Feinstein Elementary School at Broad Street and Carl G. Lauro Elementary School were identified late Tuesday as the two city...
A NEW GRANT PROGRAM from the R.I. Department of Education is offering $7.5 million in grants to help local schools increase their environmental literacy programs.

State introduces $7.5M grant program to help schools with outdoor learning

CUMBERLAND – Local schools around Rhode Island looking to increase their environmental literacy programs will now have an opportunity to receive funding from the...
TWO PROVIDENCE SCHOOLS will close next year due to their poor physical condition, although it is currently unclear which buildings will close.

Providence school district: Two ‘crumbling’ school buildings will close next year

PROVIDENCE – Two “crumbling” schools within the Providence Public School District will close next year as part of a plan to increase the number...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR-ELECT Brett Smiley, pictured, on Monday received a letter from Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and former mayors Joseph R. Paolino Jr. and Angel Taveras with recommendations about how to improve the city's educational structure. / COURTESY BRETT SMILEY

Elorza, former Providence mayors offer Smiley recommendations to change city’s education...

PROVIDENCE – Three former city mayors on Monday jointly offered Mayor-elect Brett Smiley four recommendations on how to transform education within the Providence Public...

State releases RICAS results; few students met or exceeded expectations

PROVIDENCE – While the percentage of students who met or exceeded expectations in the math portion of the Rhode Island Common Assessment System testing...

RIPEC: R.I.’s K-12 education system is in crisis

PROVIDENCE – The K-12 education system in Rhode Island is in crisis. That's the conclusion the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council made in its newly...
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