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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...
ANGELICA INFANTE-GREEN, R.I. commissioner of education, is calling on school districts statewide to develop plans to increase participation and overall scores on SATs and PSATs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. education chief: Districts should devise plans to boost SAT, PSAT...

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commissioner of Education Angélica Infante-Green is calling for school districts to create "readiness action plans" to improve SAT and PSAT scores...
RHODE ISLAND received $20 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Education to improve literacy in the state, according to the R.I. Department of Education.

R.I. gets $20M for literacy development and instruction

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has received a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to improve literacy, the R.I. Department of Education...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION has received a $2.5 million federal grant to expand computer science opportunities for over 1,000 students in Rhode Island.

RIDE gets $2.5M in federal funds to expand computer science opportunities

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education was awarded a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand work-based learning opportunities...

Davies celebrates opening of new advanced-manufacturing center

LINCOLN – William M. Davies, Jr. Career & Technical High School held a ribbon-cutting celebration to open the school’s new advanced-manufacturing center on Aug....
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...
NO TEACHING AID: Students having smartphones in school has become an issue as they become more of a distraction than a potential learning tool.
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As school districts battle student distraction, smartphones take center stage

The power of the smartphone to bring worldwide connectivity to the palm of a hand has transformed people’s daily lives.In public school classrooms, though,...

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...

R.I. Department of Education appoints 23 PrepareRI ambassadors

PROVIDENCE – The state Department of Education has named 23 PrepareRI ambassadors, a group of educators and community leaders who are expected to guide...
PRINCIPAL PRESSURES: East Providence School District Superintendent Kathryn Crowley said salary levels, work schedules, increased demands and public scrutiny could be reasons why principal positions seem to be less desirable than in the past. / PBN PHOTO/PAM BHATIA

Raimondo signs bill to fast-track principal certification in R.I.

East Providence School District Superintendent Kathryn Crowley can think of a handful of employees who she predicts would make good school principals. But for...
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