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AIMEE COUTO, an elementary educator for the East Providence School District, has been named the 2024 Rhode Island Teacher of the year by the R.I. Department of Education. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

East Providence educator named R.I. Teacher of the Year

PROVIDENCE – Aimee Couto, an elementary educator in the East Providence School District, was named the 2024 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year by...

McKee wants Wavemaker fellowships to address state’s teacher shortage

It’s no secret Rhode Island doesn’t have enough teachers. Which is why Gov. Daniel J. McKee wants to give student loan reimbursement to recent college...

Judge: State violated rights of English-language learners

PROVIDENCE – A Superior Court judge ruled Thursday the Council of Elementary and Secondary Education and the state Department of Education violated the rights...

Utah nonprofit launches online preschool program in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – A Utah-based nonprofit is launching a free online preschool program to up to 200 students in the state. The program, Waterford Upstart, will...
SCHOOLS IN RHODE ISLAND with a less than 20% vaccination rate for COVID-19 among students are being asked by the state to hold COVID-19 vaccination clinics. This was announced at a COVID-19 update held by Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. / SCREENSHOT FROM WPRI

R.I. calls on schools with 20% or less vaccinated to hold...

PROVIDENCE – As Gov. Daniel J. McKee is pushing for increased COVID-19 vaccination among children, especially in cities where inoculation rates are relatively low,...

Elorza sues Infante-Green over disputed funding for Providence schools

PROVIDENCE – Whether the city has set aside enough money for the Providence Public School District is at the center of a dispute now...

R.I. to delay school reopening two weeks

PROVIDENCE – After weeks of speculation, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo confirmed that she is delaying the start of the school year in Rhode Island...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERITY's University College at One Empire Plaza in downtown Providence would house the proposed University High School charter school. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE

RWU’s charter school proposal 1 of 5 under consideration by RIDE

PROVIDENCE – A charter school with the backing of Roger Williams University that would cater to English language learners is one of five charter...
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Russillo named 2020 R.I. Teacher of the Year

JAMESTOWN – Elizabeth Russillo was named 2020 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year in a surprise ceremony at Smithfield High School, where Russillo is...

DHHS grants R.I. $9M to expand, coordinate mental health youth outreach

PROVIDENCE — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $9 million, five-year grant to the R.I. Department of Education and...
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