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Local colleges, College Crusade offer free dual-enrollment program for Providence seniors

PROVIDENCE – Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, the College Crusade of Rhode Island and the Providence Public School District are collaborating...
PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT Superintendent Harrison Peters is preparing to open schools on Sept. 14, although that could change depending on the city's COVID-19 data in the coming weeks. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

New website details plans, scenarios for reopening Providence schools

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Public School District has launched a website to provide families, students and the community with crucial information about the reopening...

Brown sets example for PPSD support

Brown University on July 29 strongly answered the call for support of Providence’s underperforming public schools, with a $10 million endowment. Who’s next? Brown’s initiative...
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...
ENROLLED: Torrell Mola, right, has enrolled her children in Providence Promise, a nonprofit focused on providing support for students to seek higher education. From left, Mola’s son Keyon; husband, Bruyere; and daughter Iliyah walk Bella, the family dog, along the Providence Pedestrian Bridge. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Providence Promise eases path to higher education

Distance learning hasn’t been easy on Torrell Mola. In the spring, the Providence mother of two was juggling the schooling of her son and daughter...
TINA MEETRAN has been named the new executive director of College Visions. / COURTESY COLLEGE VISIONS

College Visions names Meetran executive director

PROVIDENCE – College Visions, a nonprofit that helps low-income individuals in Rhode Island be prepared for college, announced Monday that it has named Tina...
PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT issued Wednesday a draft plan outlining health and safety initiatives in order to reopen schools in the fall.

Providence school district issues draft health plan to reopen schools

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Public School District issued Wednesday its draft guidance on health and safety measures the district plans to implement for schools...
THE CROMWELL LUNCH LADIES, including owners of Baked Bean PVD, Solid Gold Provisions and HG80 box meals for distribution to Providence children. COURTESY ADAM LASTRINA.

Stepping Up: Cromwell Lunch Ladies serve chef-created meals to Providence school...

PROVIDENCE – In a matter of weeks, Providence school children in April went from having their lunches, and often breakfasts, served at school to...
NEW DIRECTION: Jo Lee, owner of PopUp Rhody, in her home office in Providence. She is revamping her online marketplace designed to connect artisans with property owners with space to rent. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Business incubator born in response to COVID-19

Jo Lee’s new business was on the fast track to success. In a single year, she’d transformed PopUp Rhody LLC from an idea into a...
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...

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