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CITY AND STATE OFFICIALS have scheduled a series of public forums in the coming weeks for the community to discuss the findings of a report on Providence schools issued by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy. The first meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Report paints bleak picture of Providence schools

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Public School District is failing miserably at nearly every aspect of its mission, with students struggling to learn in schools...
RIDE ANNOUNCED the allocation of $3 million in federal funding for after-school and summer programs in Rhode Island.

R.I. receives $3.1M in federal grants for after-school and summer programs

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education announced the allocation of $3.1 million in federal grants Monday for 16 organizations that offer after-school and...

Brown establishes Policy Lab for scholars, government to work ‘shoulder to...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has launched a policy research center that intends to bring together university experts, government officials and community members to develop...
PERCUSSION SKILLS: Meeting Street teacher’s assistant Ruth Espinal, right, practices percussion skills with Cameron Cuddy at the Early Learning Center.
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Meeting Street expanding special-needs school

For more than 70 years, Meeting Street has pushed to be a national leader in development and education of children of all ages and...
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...

2,400 apply for 48 slots at Times2 STEM Academy

PROVIDENCE – It isn’t easy to get into Times2 Inc.’s Times2 STEM Academy. And it’s only gotten harder.More than 2,400 students in Providence recently...

RWU law student named Skadden fellow

MICHAELA BLAND, a third-year student at the Roger Williams University School of Law, was recently awarded a Skadden Fellowship to pursue a career in...

R.I. League of Cities and Towns announces priorities for 2019 legislative...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns announced state legislative priorities for 2019 that include debating open-ended contracts and binding arbitration...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION issued an RFP for the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant. The state has made about $3 million available this year. Applicants must include both after-school and summer programming.

RIDE issues RFP for $3M in funding for after-school and summer...

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Department of Education has issued a request for proposals for the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant.The department has...

Can SAT predict top teachers?

Rhode Island is the sole New England state that requires prospective college students pursuing education degrees to provide SAT scores – let alone score...
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