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THE PROVIDENCE CITY Plan Commission on Tuesday gave final approval for construction of a new Frank D. Spaziano Middle School on Eastwood Avenue. / COURTESY TECHTON ARCHITECTS

2 Providence school projects progressing; one plan gets final approval

PROVIDENCE – Plans to construct two new school buildings in the city are moving forward, with one project receiving final approval from the city’s...
MAYOR BRETT P. Smiley says the "Eat, Play, Learn PVD" program will return this summer, providing meals, low-cost recreational opportunities and summer employment.

‘Eat, Play, Learn PVD’ returning to Providence this summer

PROVIDENCE – Free meals and educational programs will continue for Providence children and young adults this summer.  Mayor Brett P. Smiley on Monday announced the...

Fidelity launches financial literacy programs to reach thousands of students

PROVIDENCE – Fidelity Investments Inc. says it has launched several financial education initiatives in an effort to reach thousands of students nationwide over the...

Over 330 PPSD teachers receive displacement notices; layoffs not on table...

PROVIDENCE – More than 330 teachers in the Providence Public School District recently received displacement notices, which means the affected faculty members will need...

Annenberg: Providence teacher resignations problematic

PROVIDENCE – In its latest look at teacher staffing in the Providence Public School District released Tuesday, the Annenberg Institute at Brown University says...
BROWN UNIVERSITY has launched a $300,000 pilot program, funded by the Barr Foundation, to strengthen retention and training for recent graduates teaching in Providence, Central Falls and Pawtucket. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University launches $300K pilot program to assist graduates teaching in...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has received a $300,000 grant from the Barr Foundation to help develop a pilot program to strengthen retention and training...
MEAL TIME: ­Students at Nathanael Greene Middle School in Providence eat lunch in the school’s cafeteria.  Providence Public School District schools have offered breakfast and lunch at no charge since 2019 under the federal Community Eligibility Provision. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Governor’s plan to offer more free school meals is not enough,...

Food insecurity in Rhode Island in 2023 surged 30% year over year, according to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. And compared with 2019,...
CLASSICAL HIGH SCHOOL in Providence had six of its seven performance metrics receive between four and five stars in 2023. But the lone low score for English language proficiency netted the school the overall 2-star rating. / COURTESY CLASSICAL HIGH SCHOOL

‘It’s a numbers game’: Teacher unions say R.I. star ratings paint...

PROVIDENCE – Purple Pride and commitment to students run deep at Classical High School, and the overall analysis by the R.I. Department of Education...
STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS and students at Frank D. Spaziano Elementary School in Providence cut the ribbon Friday on the new $44 million school building. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

Officials cut ribbon on new Spaziano Elementary School in Providence

PROVIDENCE – State and city education officials on Friday formerly cut the ribbon on the new Frank D. Spaziano Elementary School building as part...

Providence Public Schools partners with First Student to deploy first electric...

PROVIDENCE – Hundreds of Providence Public School District students will soon be riding electric buses to and from school, PPSD and First Student recently...
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