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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.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

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...
MICHELLE JOHNSON, a third grade ESL teacher at Providence's Mary E. Fogarty Elementary School, was named a 2018-2019 Milken Educator. / COURTESY MILKEN FAMILY FOUNDATION

Providence ESL teacher named 2018 Milken Educator

PROVIDENCE – In its 31st iteration of the Educator award, the Milken Family Foundation has awarded a $25,000 award to Michelle Johnson in recognition...
THE PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney's Rhode Island District office reached a settlement Monday in which the school district will provide English-language services to the city's 8,000 students who currently lack fluency in English.

U.S. DOJ, U.S. Attorney offices reach settlement with Providence schools to...

PROVIDENCE – A settlement was reached Monday between the U.S. Attorney’s Rhode Island District office, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and...
PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS has partnered with Roger Williams University on a new program aimed at increasing the number of English as a second language teachers.

RWU, Providence Public Schools to launch joint ESL program for teachers

PROVIDENCE – Increasing the number of English as a second language teachers is the core of a new program being launched by Roger Williams...
FOLLOWING THE EXPANSION of the Providence Public Schools' Community Eligibility Program, a free breakfast and lunch will be provided to all elementary school students this year.

Providence Public Schools expands free lunch program for 2017-18 school year

PROVIDENCE – A free breakfast and lunch will be provided to all Providence Public Schools elementary school students after the capital city’s federally supported...
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