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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...

Teacher education needed

The ongoing retirements of baby boomer teachers in the state’s K-12 education system require new teachers to take their places. It’s simple math really.But...
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION has granted Rhode Island $4.2 million to improve community outreach, ease access to information and create a strategic plan for early childhood development.

R.I. receives $4.2M federal grant for childhood development

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received a $4.2 million federal grant to support early childhood development and education, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Thursday.The grant,...
NEW FACE: Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, center, speaks with Sen. Dennis L. Algiere, R-Charlestown, and Sen.-elect Jessica de la Cruz, a Republican who will represent North Smithfield, Burrillville and Glocester, during an orientation for new members in the Senate chambers at the Statehouse.
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Lawmakers have returned to tackle a host of familiar issues

The General Assembly reopened Jan. 1 with a new configuration of legislators facing many of the same issues that have been circulating in the...
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