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THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Education announced $1.2 million in career and technical education innovation and equity grants to eight schools over two years to help expand access for historically underserved students.

RIDE announces $1.2M in CTE Innovation and Equity grants

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Department of Education announced $1.2 million in career and technical education, or CTE, equity grants to be used by new...
JAMESTOWN SIXTH-GRADE TEACHER Charlene Tuttle celebrates being named the 2019 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year Wednesday at a surprise announement at the Lawn School. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Tuttle named 2019 R.I. Teacher of the Year

JAMESTOWN – Charlene Tuttle was named the 2019 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year at a surprise announcement at the Lawn School in Jamestown,...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION has announced the findings of its 2018 SurveyWorks report into school culture and climate. / COURTESY RIDE

Professional development, repairs among list of complaints reported by RIDE’s 2018...

PROVIDENCE - Via a round table discussion held Tuesday, the R.I. Department of Education released the results of its 2018 SurveyWorks report querying students,...
CHARETTE HIGH SCHOOL, a new charter school in Providence focused on urban planning and historic preservation, is set to open in September.

Urban planning and historic preservation school launches in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Set to open in September, Charette High School is a new charter school in the city focused on urban planning and historic...
KEVIN PARKER is the director of government innovation for the state of Rhode Island. / COURTESY KEVIN PARKER

Five Questions With: Kevin Parker

A year ago, the R.I. Office of Innovation launched the Government Innovation League, an initiative where representatives from state agencies spend 20 percent of...
THE RHODE ISLAND four-year graduation rate increased 1.3 percentage points year over year to 84.1 percent in 2017.

R.I. 4-year graduation rate increases to 84% for Class of 2017

PROVIDENCE – The high school four-year graduation rate in Rhode Island for the Class of 2017 increased 1.3 percentage points year over year to...
PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS has partnered with Roger Williams University on a new program aimed at increasing the number of English as a second language teachers.

RWU, Providence Public Schools to launch joint ESL program for teachers

PROVIDENCE – Increasing the number of English as a second language teachers is the core of a new program being launched by Roger Williams...

Task force recommends $500M bonding for school repairs, construction

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School Building Task Force has recommended issuing $500 million in state general-obligation bonds for public-school construction and repair over...
A RECORD NUMBER of Rhode Island students took the Advanced Placement test administered by College Board in 2017. / COURTESY COLLEGE BOARD

Report: Record number of R.I. students take 2017 AP exams

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s public high school graduating Class of 2017 saw a record number of students take one or more College Board Advanced...
GENERAL TREASURER SETH Magaziner led the Rhode Island School Building Task Force meeting Friday, with co-chair Education Commisioner Ken Wagner, to discuss school infrastructure. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. School Building Task Force meets to address school infrastructure crisis

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School Building Task Force met Friday for the first time, to address the infrastructure deficiencies of schools in Rhode...
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