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A STUDY FROM the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment released Thursday notes that K-12 students across Rhode Island had their learning disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it could take between three to five years to recover from the learning loss. / COURTESY THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT

Report: COVID-19 disrupted R.I. students’ learning, could take 3-5 years to...

PROVIDENCE – A study from the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment released Thursday notes that K-12 students across Rhode Island had...
JAVIER MONTANEZ has been named the Providence Public School District's superintendent. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

Montanez to serve as Providence school superintendent through 2023-24 school year

PROVIDENCE – Javier Montanez will have the “acting” tag removed from his superintendent position with the Providence Public School District. Gov. Daniel J. McKee and...
THE WILLIAM D'ABATE Elementary School will undergo a $21 million renovation starting this summer. The project will prompt students and staff to be temporarily relocated to Carl G. Lauro Elementary School next year. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

D’Abate Elementary to undergo $21M renovation; students, staff to be temporarily...

PROVIDENCE – The $21 million renovation project to completely transform the William D’Abate Elementary School will begin this summer, the Providence Public School District...
RHODE ISLAND state elected and education officials on Thursday launched a statewide student mental health campaign called 'Let It Out'.

R.I. launches ‘Let It Out’ student mental health campaign

PAWTUCKET – State elected and education officials on Thursday launched a new mental health campaign that seeks to address mental health needs for students...
PHILIP AUGER has resigned as North Kingstown's superintendent of schools in the wake of the ongoing investigation into allegations a former high school basketball coach conducted naked body fat tests on students. / COURTESY NORTH KINGSTOWN SCHOOL DEPARTMENT

North Kingstown school head Auger resigns amidst ‘body fat’ test scandal

NORTH KINGSTOWN – School Superintendent Philip Auger announced Wednesday that he has resigned from his position effective immediately while the investigation into a former...

State education official review of ‘body fat’ scandal sought

NORTH KINGSTOWN (AP) – Former student-athletes in Rhode Island who say they were forced to strip naked for “body fat tests” by their high...
THE 2022 SCHOOL BUILDING Authority Report, released Wednesday by Gov. Daniel J. McKee and R.I. Education Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green, outlines details on the new proposed $250 million bond for school construction and current ongoing projects.

New state school construction report outlines proposed $250M bond, current projects

PROVIDENCE – Along with highlighting Rhode Island’s ongoing work to improve public school infrastructure across the state, the 2022 School Building Authority Report unveiled...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Education and Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced Wednesday that schools in Central Falls, Woonsocket, Providence, Pawtucket and West Warwick will be receiving a portion of $20 million in funding to help with various construction and renovation projects to improve the learning environments.

5 underserved school districts receive $20M in state funding for facilities...

PROVIDENCE – Schools in Central Falls, Woonsocket, Providence, Pawtucket and West Warwick will be receiving a portion of $20 million in funding to help...
SUSIE SCHUTT, the education director for the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre in Warwick, helped launch a pilot in-house drama therapy program that offers a different form of mental health support to schools and the surrounding communities. / COURTESY SANDRA FEINSTEIN-GAMM THEATRE

Gamm Theatre’s unique drama therapy program offers mental health counseling

WARWICK – For about a decade working at the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, Susie Schutt worked with students to base their theatrical performances on personal...
NEW COVID-19 HEALTH GUIDANCE for students and public school staff members was announced late Thursday by the R.I. Department of Education and Gov. Daniel J. McKee. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Less quarantine, ‘monitor-to-stay’ initiative among state’s new COVID-19 school guidance

PROVIDENCE – Reducing quarantine time for students who test positive for COVID-19 and exempting close contacts from quarantining are among the new school COVID-19...

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