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Five Questions with Maribeth Calabro, Providence Teachers Union president

Maribeth Calabro | President, Providence Teachers Union 1. The Providence public schools are now under R.I. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education control. What...
ERNST & YOUNG LLP conducted a 10-week analysis on the financial health on the troubled Providence Public School District. The report found that the city's school budget has been traditionally fixed and funds need to be reallocated to support student needs.

Ernst & Young: PPSD budget needs to be more flexible, student-centered

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Public School District has historically viewed its annual operating budget as being fixed and that mentality should shift to a...
STUDENT-FOCUSED: R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green says Providence’s nearly 24,000 students will be her focus, as she leads the state takeover of the city’s public school system. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Business a key part of Infante-Green’s blueprint for takeover of Providence...

R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green has been in Rhode Island for less than a year, but she now finds herself trying to fix a...
LIFE SKILLS: Stephen Cronin, a sales executive with Signature Printing in East Providence, volunteers at Hope High School in Providence, teaching students interpersonal and research skills desired by employers. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Business community debates best way to help Providence schools

The Providence schools need an infusion of energy and expertise. Business owners and leaders are being asked to commit staff and financial resources to...
Melissa Ugarte

Policies on student behavior need overhaul

In the wake of the John Hopkins report that exposed some of the behavioral challenges that affect Providence public schools, there were inevitably other...
ANGELICA INFANTE-GREEN, R.I. commissioner of education, has released her order pertaining to the state takeover of the Providence Public School District effective Nov. 1. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

State takeover of PPSD to begin Nov. 1

PROVIDENCE – The state takeover of the Providence Public School District will begin Nov. 1, the R.I. Department of Education announced Tuesday. Concurrently, R.I. Education...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERITY's University College at One Empire Plaza in downtown Providence would house the proposed University High School charter school. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE

RWU’s charter school proposal 1 of 5 under consideration by RIDE

PROVIDENCE – A charter school with the backing of Roger Williams University that would cater to English language learners is one of five charter...

ACLU urges Providence schools to address racial disparities in discipline

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island is calling upon Providence school officials to take steps before classes start next month...
ANGÉLICA INFANTE-GREEN, the new state education commissioner, will request authority Tuesday from the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education to intervene in the Providence public schools. Behind her above, is Providence Mayor Jorge. O. Elorza./ PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

State education commissioner requests authority to take control of Providence schools

PROVIDENCE – Angélica Infante-Green, the new state education commissioner, will request authority Tuesday from the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education to intervene in...
CITY AND STATE OFFICIALS have scheduled a series of public forums in the coming weeks for the community to discuss the findings of a report on Providence schools issued by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy. The first meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Report paints bleak picture of Providence schools

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Public School District is failing miserably at nearly every aspect of its mission, with students struggling to learn in schools...
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