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THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE for Early Education Research's annual report, "The State of Preschool," found mixed results for the state of Rhode Island.

Report: R.I. a leader in quality pre-K, but access still too...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has boosted spending and enrolled more children in prekindergarten, but access to public preschool programs remains low in the Ocean...
KEN WAGNER is exiting his role as commissioner of elementary and secondary education. speaking with the governor before the vote. PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

RIDE’s Wagner to step down, Raimondo recommends successor

PROVIDENCE – Ken Wagner, the commissioner of elementary and secondary education, is stepping down in April and will be joining the Annenberg Institute at...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION issued an RFP for the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant. The state has made about $3 million available this year. Applicants must include both after-school and summer programming.

RIDE issues RFP for $3M in funding for after-school and summer...

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Department of Education has issued a request for proposals for the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant.The department has...

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...
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