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THE RHODE ISLAND Foundation has created the Fund for Rhode Island Public Education to help raise money to support public education throughout the state. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Rhode Island Foundation creates fund to support public education in state

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has established a fund to accept donations from individuals and the business and nonprofit communities to help improve...

R.I. education strategic plan taking shape

Armed with ideas from a recent “Make It Happen RI” forum, a committee assembled by the Rhode Island Foundation will soon be putting the...
ERNST & YOUNG LLP conducted a 10-week analysis on the financial health on the troubled Providence Public School District. The report found that the city's school budget has been traditionally fixed and funds need to be reallocated to support student needs.

Ernst & Young: PPSD budget needs to be more flexible, student-centered

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Public School District has historically viewed its annual operating budget as being fixed and that mentality should shift to a...
STUDENT-FOCUSED: R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green says Providence’s nearly 24,000 students will be her focus, as she leads the state takeover of the city’s public school system. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Business a key part of Infante-Green’s blueprint for takeover of Providence...

R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green has been in Rhode Island for less than a year, but she now finds herself trying to fix a...
LIFE SKILLS: Stephen Cronin, a sales executive with Signature Printing in East Providence, volunteers at Hope High School in Providence, teaching students interpersonal and research skills desired by employers. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Business community debates best way to help Providence schools

The Providence schools need an infusion of energy and expertise. Business owners and leaders are being asked to commit staff and financial resources to...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Education has awarded more than $331,000 to eight school districts to support homeless students.

RIDE awards $331K to support homeless students

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education announced more than $331,000 in grants to support homeless students around the state. RIDE granted the funds to...
RHODE ISLAND students posted year-over-year improvements on the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System, but still lagged behind Massachusetts.

R.I. education chief says improved RICAS scores not enough

PROVIDENCE – About 38% of Rhode Island students in grades 3 to 8 met or exceeded expectations in English and nearly 30% in math...
ANGELICA INFANTE-GREEN, R.I. commissioner of education, has released her order pertaining to the state takeover of the Providence Public School District effective Nov. 1. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

State takeover of PPSD to begin Nov. 1

PROVIDENCE – The state takeover of the Providence Public School District will begin Nov. 1, the R.I. Department of Education announced Tuesday. Concurrently, R.I. Education...
ANGELICA INFANTE-GREEN, R.I. commissioner of education, is calling on school districts statewide to develop plans to increase participation and overall scores on SATs and PSATs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. education chief: Districts should devise plans to boost SAT, PSAT...

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commissioner of Education Angélica Infante-Green is calling for school districts to create "readiness action plans" to improve SAT and PSAT scores...
RHODE ISLAND received $20 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Education to improve literacy in the state, according to the R.I. Department of Education.

R.I. gets $20M for literacy development and instruction

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has received a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to improve literacy, the R.I. Department of Education...
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