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HELPING STUDENTS: Angelo Garcia, founder and head of school at Segue Institute for Learning in Central Falls, with eighth graders, from left: Marvin Gonzalez, Christian Beaton and Kimberly Ortega. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Charter school debate rekindled by legislation

Angelo Garcia’s plans to expand Segue Institute for Learning began the day after the school first opened 12 years ago. Garcia, Segue’s founder and head...

New Annenberg Institute policy brief notes opportunities for PPSD teacher recruitment

PROVIDENCE – Brown University’s Annenberg Institute Center for the Study of Educators released a new policy brief that points out key challenges faced by...
PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT announced Tuesday that it will move all schools to remote learning from Dec. 21 through Dec. 23.

Providence school district to go remote learning for 3 days before...

PROVIDENCE – The public schools district for the city on Tuesday announced that it will move all instruction online from Dec. 21 through Dec....

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...

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