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Providence announces $300M in infrastructure improvements to city schools

PROVIDENCE – City officials on Aug. 18 announced an amended School Capital Plan that outlines $300 million in infrastructure improvements to Providence Public Schools. More...
Patrick Crowley / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: Patrick Crowley, National Education Association of Rhode Island...

1. Before COVID-19, what was the most pressing labor issue for teachers? It was the state takeover of Providence public schools and what that...
INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT of Providence Public Schools Frances Gallo will serve her last day in her role on Dec. 20, reserving 10 days in 2020 to work with state and school leadership. / COURTESY CENTRAL FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT

Gallo to exit as interim Providence schools chief on Dec. 20

PROVIDENCE – Providence Public School District Interim Superintendent Frances Gallo’s last day in her role will be Dec. 20, due to a 90-day retirement...
PROVIDENCE has canceled school Tuesday and declared a parking ban starting at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Providence declares parking ban, school closures ahead of Monday evening snow

PROVIDENCE – Providence has declared a parking ban beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday due to the upcoming snowstorm expected to begin later Monday afternoon. The...
TAKING OVER: R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green wants to boost partnerships with local businesses to help improve Providence’s beleaguered public schools. Seated next to her is Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Take the opportunity with city schools to boost future workforce

Providence public schools will undoubtedly function better and produce better-educated students five years from now, the soonest a planned state takeover will end. But...

Prov. schools need major change now

Could a report be more damning? Commissioned after the spring test score results for students in Providence schools and performed by a team led by...
BETTER COMMUNICATION: Karey Bouvier, a fifth grade teacher at Carl Lauro Elementary School in Providence, said she became certified as an English as a second language teacher to better communicate with her students.
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RWU looks to expand ESL teacher program statewide following successful pilot

Nearly all the students in Karey Bouvier’s Carl Lauro Elementary School fifth grade classroom in Providence are native Spanish speakers. Bouvier, on the other...

PPS Superintendent Maher to leave post following school year

PROVIDENCE – Christopher N. Maher, superintendent of Providence Public Schools, has announced his resignation, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza said on Feb. 26. Maher will serve...
CHRISTOPHER N. MAHER will step down from his role as superintendent of Providence Public Schools following the conclusion of the academic year. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

PPS Superintendent Maher to leave post following school year

PROVIDENCE – Christopher N. Maher, superintendent of Providence Public Schools has announced his resignation, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced Tuesday. Maher will serve the rest...

Providence Career & Tech students gain home-construction experience

PROVIDENCE – A beam-signing ceremony was held on Jan. 15 to celebrate achievements made by Providence Career & Technical Academy students in the Home...

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