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CLASS LEADER: Middle school teacher Jana Gasboro helps a student at St. Mary’s Home for Children in North Providence. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Social-service organizations finding ways to stay essential, even in hard times

Providing essential services to those with disabilities can be challenging in the best of times. But as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted life for many people,...
PAPER PACKET: Ashley Breault helps her daughter Maria do her kindergarten work. Breault had to pick up the homework at her daughter’s school, Veterans Memorial Elementary School in Central Falls, after her daughter’s teacher had to go on medical leave and was replaced by a long-term substitute teacher. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Shortage of substitute teachers plagues some schools

Ashley Breault wasn’t sure what was happening those first few days of school in September. For a week, her 5-year-old daughter Maria didn’t have a...
HANDS-ON LEARNING: Kathryn Barr is a former teacher and school administrator who created the Eastside Learning Pod in Providence for elementary school students who are being home-schooled or attending school entirely by distance learning, with a focus on group and experiential activities. Barr helps Sydney Kingman, 7, with her work. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

More parents are taking note of home-school option

Andrea Knoll’s daughter Adalyn was supposed to start kindergarten at Henry Barnard School this school year. Even after COVID-19 hit, Knoll and her husband held...

Does Rhode Island need more charter schools, given the educational challenges...

Excel Academy Charter Schools on Sept. 29 became the latest organization to propose a new or expanded charter school in Rhode Island, applying to...

Local colleges, College Crusade offer free dual-enrollment program for Providence seniors

PROVIDENCE – Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, the College Crusade of Rhode Island and the Providence Public School District are collaborating...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY created a COVID-19 data hub to show testing and case data on campus. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

PC, RWU create COVID-19 data hubs to show campus testing, case...

PROVIDENCE – As local colleges start welcoming students back to campus this month after closing in-person learning in the middle of the spring semester...
5Q: Beth Bixby
CEO, Tides Family Services Inc. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Beth Bixby

Can you explain what role Tides Family Services plays in Rhode Island? Tides Family provides community-based programs designed to service aged 6-21 throughout...

Adamson named Rhode Island Teacher of the Year

ASHLEY ADAMSON was named Rhode Island Teacher of the Year for 2021 by the R.I. Department of Education during a surprise award ceremony in...
R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION received a $10.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support the Ocean State’s efforts to rethink education and improve ways to serve students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

RIDE receives $10.9M federal education grant

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the R.I. Department of Education a $10.9 million grant to support the Ocean State’s efforts...
PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT issued Wednesday a draft plan outlining health and safety initiatives in order to reopen schools in the fall.

Providence school district issues draft health plan to reopen schools

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Public School District issued Wednesday its draft guidance on health and safety measures the district plans to implement for schools...

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