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Will 2018 be the year Rhode Island voters take a stand...

“Embarrassing,” is how R.I. Department of Education Commissioner Ken Wagner described the state of local public elementary, middle and high schools.“When I visit a...

Bill is now due for decades of neglect of public school...

After decades of neglect, the bill is finally coming due for the most-urgent repairs and upgrades needed at the state’s aging primary- and secondary-education...

RIDE receives $2.5M for at-risk students

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education received a $2.5 million federal School Climate Transformation grant to expand programs that address social, emotional and...
MICHELLE JOHNSON, a third grade ESL teacher at Providence's Mary E. Fogarty Elementary School, was named a 2018-2019 Milken Educator. / COURTESY MILKEN FAMILY FOUNDATION

Providence ESL teacher named 2018 Milken Educator

PROVIDENCE – In its 31st iteration of the Educator award, the Milken Family Foundation has awarded a $25,000 award to Michelle Johnson in recognition...

RIDE receives $2.5M to improve student behavioral outcomes, learning conditions

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education received a $2.5 million federal School Climate Transformation grant to expand programs that address social, emotional and...
BEYOND BOOK LEARNING” The state’s Prepare Rhode Island initiative is connecting students with careers that aren’t academic in nature, including through the Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-TECH program. Here, Cole Chiaradio assembles a band saw at the manufacturing section of Westerly High School in a P-TECH program.  / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD


A guiding connection

Connecting people and jobs is always a challenge, but in the manufacturing and construction sectors in Rhode Island, the process has become especially challenging...
THE RFP process for AmeriCorps grant fund applications will be overseen by ServeRI, which was recently added to the portfolio of the R.I. Department of Education.

RIDE issues RFP for AmeriCorps grant funding

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Department of Education has issued a request for proposals for organizations seeking AmeriCorps grant funding.Grants will be awarded on a...

RIDE adds Serve Rhode Island to portfolio, awards $1.8M in AmeriCorps...

PROVIDENCE - The distribution of AmeriCorps grants will now be the responsibility of the R.I. Department of Education, per a Tuesday RIDE announcement, after...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION awarded $6.9 million in grants to adult education programs in the state.

RIDE awards $6.9M for adult education programs

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education has awarded $6.9 million in grants to support 21 adult education programs in Rhode Island, the department...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION has announced the findings of its 2018 SurveyWorks report into school culture and climate. / COURTESY RIDE

Professional development, repairs among list of complaints reported by RIDE’s 2018...

PROVIDENCE - Via a round table discussion held Tuesday, the R.I. Department of Education released the results of its 2018 SurveyWorks report querying students,...
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A summit on the topics of diversity and inclusion will be held at the start of the awards program. Attendees will learn from experts during a discussion of best practices. For details, including the list of winners, panelists and ticket information, click below.

Wednesday December 5, 2018

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