- Teachers union calls for Rhode Island to shift to remote learning due to COVID increase
- Jan 11, 9:31 AM: The National Education Association Rhode Island has urged districts to shift to distance learning for at least a week, but said it does not contemplate a work stoppage like the one that has shuttered Chicago’s schools.
- School Choice Denied to Most Rhode Island Families, but Not These Union Teachers
- Nov 8, 10:18 AM: A local chapter of the nation’s largest teachers union has acknowledged the importance of school choice, at least for its own members.
- Providence school leaders grilled over teacher shortages and poor student performance
- Nov 5, 7:37 AM: The Senate Oversight Committee grilled Providence school leaders about everything from teacher vacancies to student progress during a hearing Thursday on the state takeover of the school district.
- Why RI's latest student test results are so bad. It's not just COVID
- > Oct 29, 5:58 AM: State education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green said every district in Rhode Island saw declines in student performance, with steeper losses in the urban districts and among students of color, special-education students and
- Column: A rock-bottom moment for education in Rhode Island
- > Oct 28, 9:47 AM: There were 13 elementary and middle schools in Rhode Island where fewer than 10 percent of students were proficient in English during the 2020-2021 school year, according to the latest RICAS data. There were only nine schools in the
- Opinion: R.I. needs an education funding formula for future generations
- Oct 13, 8:53 AM: School committee members and a candidate for governor say Education Equity Zones could help students whose economic status, social conditions, and specialized needs are not currently being met.
- Providence sues state education commissioner over funding for schools
- Sep 30, 8:29 AM: Mayor Jorge Elorza is suing the state education commissioner and the Rhode Island Department of Education over whether the city owes $5 million more to pay for its schools.
- Chronic absenteeism was almost 60% for Providence students last year. Here's the plan to fight it.
- Sep 16, 9:33 AM: The city’s public schools have long been bedeviled by chronic absenteeism. During the 2020-2021 school year, when COVID-19 disrupted learning for everyone, 59.4% of Providence students were chronically absent.
- ‘Taking the leap’: More RI families opt to homeschool kids during pandemic
- Sep 9, 2:02 PM: Since the pandemic started, Census data shows a significant jump in the number of United States families who have opted to homeschool their children, a trend also happening in the Ocean State.
- How some school districts are spending COVID relief money
- Aug 26, 4:18 PM: As another school year approaches, some Rhode Island school districts are figuring out what to spend big pots of COVID-19 relief money on.
- Rhode Island distances itself from virtual learning
- Aug 18, 1:10 PM: While aspects of the school day, like mask wear, remain up in the air, Rhode Island students can expect for certain: they will be learning in the classroom.
- Here’s how much the new Providence Teachers Union contract will cost
- Aug 4, 11:20 AM: The Providence Teachers Union’s newly minted contract has a price tag of more than $20 million.
- Providence teachers overwhelmingly OK 3-year contract
- Aug 2, 10:08 AM: Providence teachers voted overwhelmingly Friday to ratify a new three-year contract, putting an end to months of fractious debate with the state education commissioner.
- A ‘Reparations’ Plan Designed to Help the Activist Left, Not Minorities
- Aug 2, 10:02 AM: Providence's municipal-reparations scheme helps left-wing activist groups, not students trapped in Rhode Island's union-dominated schools.
- Here’s what’s in the new Providence Teachers Union contract
- Jul 29, 3:27 PM: Providence teachers will receive modest pay raises and a one-time, $3,000 payment as part of a new contract that the union is expected to approve Friday evening.
- Governor McKee announces agreement in Providence teachers’ contract
Ten weeks after Gov. Dan McKee intervened in the acrimonious Providence teacher negotiations, he announced Tuesday that the state has reached a tentative agreement with the Providence Teachers Union.
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- Opinion: Providence needs to put children first
- Jul 16, 11:13 AM: If traditional public schools are not willing to change, it is incumbent on our leaders to expand, build and replicate the models that are working
- Education commissioner defends state takeover of Providence schools during hearing
- Jun 15, 8:43 AM: Rhode Island’s top education officials on Monday fiercely defended the state intervention of Providence public schools during an oversight hearing.
- Opinion: Charter review and Providence schools
- > Jun 8, 5:58 AM: By impaneling a Charter Review Commission with a focus on student success and welfare, Providence has a chance to embrace "transformative change." The state would benefit, the city would benefit and, most importantly, the students
- RI League of Charter Schools: RIPEC Report on Public Charter Schools Confirms Inequity of Funding
- Jun 4, 8:17 AM: The Rhode Island League of Charter Schools is applauding the recent release of the independent research and analysis of charter schools by the R.I. Public Expenditures Council (RIPEC)