- Car rally circles R.I. Department of Education, protesting governor’s preference for in-person return to school
- Jul 28, 7:31 AM: A cacophonous car rally of families circled the Rhode Island Department of Education on Monday afternoon, protesting Gov. Gina Raimondo’s plan for students to return to school in person next month.
- Editorial: Innovation will be key to a COVID education
- Jul 17, 6:39 AM: If necessity is the mother of all innovation, we can’t help but wonder how innovative our state’s school districts will become by the end of this pandemic.
- Letters: Education’s monopoly trust; remembering the soldiers
- > Jul 9, 5:23 AM: Commissioner Infante-Green needs to became a trustbuster. By calling for school choice, she could really shake things up for the better in the Providence Public School District. Embracing school choice would be truly
- As the Providence turnaround takes shape, a charter school expansion is in the picture
- > Jul 8, 7:28 AM: Providence public schools are in bad shape; so bad that the state took over the entire system last fall. And while education officials have been careful not to say that charter schools will be a major part of their turnaround plan,
- Town Council asks AG for review of Blackstone Valley Prep loan
- > Jun 25, 6:45 AM: Councilor Stephanie Gemski said what BVP’s executive board did to take a loan designed for small businesses was “wrong and downright shameful,” noting that the mayoral academies have been unaffected by the impacts of the pandemic in
- Providence school leaders: Our goals are attainable
- > Jun 24, 7:07 AM: Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green and Providence schools Superintendent Harrison Peters said Tuesday that they are laying out an ambitious agenda as they begin the turnaround process of the city’s struggling school
- Infante-Green: Return to school in R.I. will involve hybrid of in-person and online classes
- Jun 5, 6:53 AM: When classes begin again this fall, students will take a mix of online and in-person classes, and districts will have some flexibility over how they offer this hybrid model.
- Hundreds of Rhode Island teachers face layoffs as districts grapple with the coronavirus fallout
- > Jun 2, 7:23 AM: Hundreds of public school teachers across Rhode Island are facing layoffs as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to wreak havoc on state and local budgets, and state leaders are offering few clues on how much aid districts should
- R.I.’s charter schools face an ethical dilemma: Should they keep millions in federal loans that traditional districts can’t get?
- > May 21, 7:38 AM: On the other hand, traditional public schools aren’t eligible for loans through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, and accepting the money would open charters to the common criticism that they play by
- Adventures in distance learning: How the education experiment is working in R.I.
- > Apr 22, 6:43 AM: With a scant two weeks to prepare, districts scrambled to come up with plans, and train teachers to use online applications. State Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green has praised educators and families for stepping up.
- Attendance is up in Rhode Island schools as distance learning continues
- Apr 15, 6:34 AM: On Wednesday, April 8, Providence Public Schools reported 100 percent attendance, compared to 86 percent the same day last year. Pawtucket saw a similar jump.
- RI education commissioner: Distance learning is a 'whole state effort'
- Apr 9, 8:25 AM: As she approaches her one-year anniversary as the top schools chief in Rhode Island, Angélica Infante-Green called the efforts by educators “heroic."
- What does virtual learning look like for a special education teacher?
- > Apr 6, 7:28 AM: While there continue to be hiccups, Infante-Green has repeatedly praised teachers for stepping up to the challenge. In fact, her narrative on the capabilities of Providence teachers has done a 180-degree turn, from highly critical
- Raimondo stressing patience as students begin remote learning
- Mar 23, 7:29 AM: Monday begins Rhode Island’s two-week remote learning period in the state and Gov. Gina Raimondo is asking parents, students and faculty for their cooperation.
- As virus forces distance learning, some schools more prepared than others
- > Mar 19, 6:03 AM: As word came down to schools this week that the restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 would likely continue for the near future, districts scrambled to create distance learning plans that would allow students to
- ’There’s no playbook for this.’ Providence schools contend with another crisis
- > Mar 18, 6:24 AM: Now Peters is racing to implement a brand-new virtual learning strategy for 24,000 mostly low-income students — including acquiring tablets and laptops as well as internet access — while also trying to ensure that children have
- Letter: Writer wants to demonize noble teachers and their unions
- > Mar 17, 7:32 AM: Every day, educators in Providence — and across this country — are doing the best they can to help their students thrive. Part of that means fighting for what their students need: the resources and supports to create safe and
- Texts show tensions flaring between the teachers’ union and the state in the Providence schools takeover
- > Mar 2, 9:54 AM: In a series of testy text messages dating back to late December, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten appeared to warn Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green to back off her public criticism of the
- New supt. brings new school thinking to Providence
- > Feb 21, 6:44 AM: Harrison Peters, the school district’s new superintendent, arrived Thursday with a cheerleader’s spirit, a critical mind and a belief that meaningful change can’t come soon enough to the city’s troubled public