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SOUTH KINGSTOWN VOTERS on Tuesday approved a $150 million bond to build a new high school and athletic complex in town. / COURTESY SOUTH KINGSTOWN SCHOOL DEPARTMENT

$150M school construction bond approved in South Kingstown, rejected in Chariho

PROVIDENCE – Two separate $150 million bonds were on the ballot Tuesday in a special referendum within a few Washington County communities. One got...

360 High School students, families file lawsuit to keep school open

PROVIDENCE – Multilingual learner students who attend 360 High School and their parents have recently filed a federal lawsuit along with the Rhode Island...
STATE EDUCATION OFFICIALS have opened applications for $3.8 million in Learn365 grants through May 3.

$3.8M in Learn365 grants now available

PROVIDENCE – Another $3.8 million in state grants to help expand out-of-school learning in communities across Rhode Island is now available for municipalities and...
RAYMOND DIPASQUALE, who led the Community College of Rhode Island for a decade and was also commissioner of higher education for the state, died April 4 at the age of 74. / COURTESY MASSASOIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Former CCRI president, state higher ed commissioner DiPasquale dies at 74

PROVIDENCE – Raymond DiPasquale, whose 45-year career in higher education included him leading the Community College of Rhode Island for a decade and aiding...
SPREADING HER WINGS: Lindsay Kuhn launched her online career platform Wingspans Inc. after realizing there was a career opportunity gap for students in Providence while teaching at Nathan Bishop Middle School. 
COURTESY ­LINDSAY KUHN

Connecting students and job seekers to careers through storytelling

From the time she was a teenager in Coral Springs, Fla., Lindsay Kuhn recognized the power of storytelling. Throughout her career, that power has...

Annenberg: Providence teacher resignations problematic

PROVIDENCE – In its latest look at teacher staffing in the Providence Public School District released Tuesday, the Annenberg Institute at Brown University says...
MEAL TIME: ­Students at Nathanael Greene Middle School in Providence eat lunch in the school’s cafeteria.  Providence Public School District schools have offered breakfast and lunch at no charge since 2019 under the federal Community Eligibility Provision. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Governor’s plan to offer more free school meals is not enough,...

Food insecurity in Rhode Island in 2023 surged 30% year over year, according to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. And compared with 2019,...

Pawtucket receives $50M from RIDE for new high school; McCoy demolition...

PAWTUCKET – The city’s school department received a financial boost from the R.I. Department of Education to help finance a new high school set...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Education and other state officials on Friday launched a new $5 million "Get the Foam Out" program.

RIDE launches $5M ‘Get the Foam Out’ school environmental improvement program

JOHNSTON – State elected and education officials on Friday launched R.I. Department of Education’s new $5 million “Get the Foam Out” grant program to...
CLASSICAL HIGH SCHOOL in Providence had six of its seven performance metrics receive between four and five stars in 2023. But the lone low score for English language proficiency netted the school the overall 2-star rating. / COURTESY CLASSICAL HIGH SCHOOL

‘It’s a numbers game’: Teacher unions say R.I. star ratings paint...

PROVIDENCE – Purple Pride and commitment to students run deep at Classical High School, and the overall analysis by the R.I. Department of Education...
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