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AT THE READY: Eileen Crudele, director of special education at Smithfield Public Schools, says each school has a full-time psychologist, and there are five social workers to handle an uptick in mental health issues among students. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Mental health concerns intensify in classroom

Over the years, school administrators and mental health professionals have noticed a steady increase in mental health issues among young children and teens. For...
LEARNING EXPERIENCE: The Providence Public School District is dealing with a shortage of educators this academic year, with many openings created by resignations. That includes Matthew J. Buchanan, the former principal at Hope High School, who resigned last spring. / PBN PHOTO/NANCY LAVIN

Teacher shortages leave administrators at a loss

The rollercoaster ride of pandemic schooling has smoothed out and students are, for the most part, back in the classroom. Now it’s the teachers who...

R.I. Treasury, RIDE, R.I. Foundation award $50K grant for financial literacy...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of the General Treasurer in partnership with the R.I. Department of Education and the Rhode Island Foundation announced a...
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...

R.I. schools get $1.8M to boost mental health services

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Rhode Island's education department is getting nearly $2 million in federal funding to help schools respond to students' mental health needs,...

R.I. education board’s vote means school mask mandates

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Rhode Island's education council has voted to reject any district's back-to-school plans that don’t include mask mandates, essentially requiring face coverings...

Gates Foundation grants R.I. $1M for Providence algebra prep course for...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education received a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to prepare multilingual Providence students...

Most-read stories on PBN.com, June 2021

1. RIDE, R.I. Department of Human Services ­announce Summer P-EBT benefits POSTED ONLINE: JULY 6. The R.I. Department of Education and the R.I. Department...

R.I. receives $2.6M in AmeriCorps funding to support student access, housing,...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and R.I. Education Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green announced July 22 that $2.6 million in AmeriCorps...
THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND announced Wednesday that it recommends universal mask wearing in schools, regardless of vaccination status. / AP FILE PHOTO/ROGELIO V. SOLIS

Do you agree with the state’s recommendation for universal mask use...

The state on July 28 said it is recommending universal mask use within K-12 school settings, regardless of vaccination status, when the new school...

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