Rhode Island


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How a Rhode Island district adapted learning pods to improve student equity
Mar 21, 7:59 AM: Occupying just one square mile, Rhode Island’s Central Falls School District is located in the smallest town in the nation’s smallest state. But despite its small size, its equity concerns loom large. >
RI Center for Freedom and Prosperity alleges teacher contracts are unconstitutional
Mar 10, 9:43 AM: A report issued Wednesday by an advocacy group alleges that the union dues-paying requirements in at least 10 Rhode Island school district contracts violate a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
We must prioritize civics education the way we have prioritized STEM education in Rhode Island
Mar 7, 8:38 AM: March 7th marks the start of the first-ever Civic Learning Week in Rhode Island. Educators, students, policymakers, and community members in Rhode Island are gathering to discuss how to build strong communities through >
Goals for state-run Providence public schools moved back two years, RI top school official says
Mar 1, 7:36 AM: The academic goals set by the state takeover of the Providence public schools have been pushed back two years due to the pandemic, the state's top education official told a Senate committee Monday night. >
More than 300 Providence teachers get displacement notices
Feb 22, 9:59 AM: More than 300 Providence teachers have received notices that they may be “displaced” from their position next school year, an annual process that is affecting more teachers than usual this year.
Providence to close elementary school that shares space with charter school. What it means
Feb 18, 9:05 AM: Fortes Elementary School, the center of a heated debate last summer between Gov. Dan McKee and Mayor Jorge Elorza, will be closed, opening the door for a charter school to remain there permanently.
RI public school enrollment down by nearly 5,000 students during pandemic
Feb 8, 8:59 AM: The pandemic was tough on Kayla Moore’s 7-year-old son Kyrie, who started kindergarten in the fall of 2020.
Parents want options when it comes to school choice, survey shows
Feb 4, 10:23 AM: Numbers indicate Rhode Island parents want options.There are more than 170 private schools statewide, serving more than 22,000 students. Rhode Island also has 22 charter schools in 10 different host communities serving >
Gov. McKee’s office says ‘School Choice Week’ proclamation issued in error
Jan 26, 9:31 AM: "The National School Choice Week proclamation was sent out in error with an electronic signature and did not go through the appropriate approval process,” Sheaff said in a statement.
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.



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