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What should state lawmakers prioritize at the start of the new...

State lawmakers and the governor's office start each year with a list of priority issues to address at the start of the new General...
R.I. EDUCATION COMMISSIONER Angelica Infante-Green announced Wednesday that the state will take measures to improve civics education being taught in public schools. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

R.I. education officials announce measures to improve civics education

PROVIDENCE – In a significant agreement following a federal lawsuit filed four years by a group of local students, state education officials announced Wednesday...
THE 2022 SCHOOL BUILDING Authority Report, released Wednesday by Gov. Daniel J. McKee and R.I. Education Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green, outlines details on the new proposed $250 million bond for school construction and current ongoing projects.

New state school construction report outlines proposed $250M bond, current projects

PROVIDENCE – Along with highlighting Rhode Island’s ongoing work to improve public school infrastructure across the state, the 2022 School Building Authority Report unveiled...
THE PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOL District will keep its mask mandate in place beyond March 4 when the statewide mandate is set to expire.

Providence schools keeping mask mandate when statewide requirement expires in March

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Public School District will keep its mask mandate for students and teachers in place beyond the March 4 date when...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Education and Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced Wednesday that schools in Central Falls, Woonsocket, Providence, Pawtucket and West Warwick will be receiving a portion of $20 million in funding to help with various construction and renovation projects to improve the learning environments.

5 underserved school districts receive $20M in state funding for facilities...

PROVIDENCE – Schools in Central Falls, Woonsocket, Providence, Pawtucket and West Warwick will be receiving a portion of $20 million in funding to help...
R.I. GENERAL TREASURER and gubernatorial candidate Seth Magaziner announced Thursday a proposed $300 million bond that, if approved by voters in November, will help with additional school building repairs and construction. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

New $300M statewide school construction bond measure introduced

PROVIDENCE – Legislation to expand a major statewide investment in constructing new and refurbishing public school buildings was introduced on Thursday at the Statehouse. R.I....
MORE THAN $336,000 in McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Education for Homeless Children and Youth subgrants were awarded to eight Rhode Island school districts to help homeless students.

$336K in federal subgrants awarded to 8 R.I. school districts to...

PROVIDENCE – More than $336,000 in McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Education for Homeless Children and Youth subgrants were awarded to eight Rhode Island school...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Education has received a $9 million federal Project Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education grant to expand youth mental health services in the Cranston, West Warwick and Westerly school districts.

R.I. Department of Education receives $9M federal grant to expand youth...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education, partnering with the R.I. Department of Children, Youth and Families, announced Friday that it has received a...
PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT Interim Superintendent Javier Montanez has been named the district's acting superintendent for the upcoming school year.

Montanez, Providence’s interim school superintendent, named acting superintendent

PROVIDENCE – Javier Montanez will continue to lead the Providence Public School District in an acting role this academic year. Gov. Daniel J. McKee and...

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2021 40 Under Forty Awards Stephanie Downey Toledo | 39 | Superintendent, Central Falls School District How do you think COVID-19 will change your industry...
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