Rhode Island


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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 >
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 >
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
Jul 21, 3:03 PM:

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.

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 >
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)



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