Topic: Education

Lehrer-Small ’20: Invest in students: A case against e-learning

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Lehrer-Small ’20: Invest in students: A case against e-learning

September 18, 2019 0 comments

Many American school districts have made a massive mistake, and you should take note.

In a panel Monday, Providence community leaders, students and educators stressed the need for dialogue between all groups with a stake in the state’s upcoming takeover of the Providence Public School District.

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PVD community members call for dialogue in school takeover

September 17, 2019 0 comments

In a panel Monday, Providence community leaders, students and educators stressed the need for dialogue between all groups with a stake in the state’s upcoming takeover of the Providence Public School District.

The denied motion aimed to make parents, students and community members an official party of the state takeover of the school district.

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Community denied formal role in PPSD state takeover

September 16, 2019 0 comments

Testimony at a standard legal hearing grew personal and searing Friday, when students, parents and community members packed into a room to advocate for a formal role in the upcoming R.I. state takeover of the Providence Public School District.

University to coordinate with RIDE as state takes over PVD schools

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University to coordinate with RIDE as state takes over PVD schools

September 13, 2019 0 comments

In light of a blistering review that persuaded the Rhode Island Department of Education to take control of the Providence Public School District this fall, the University will coordinate with RIDE and begin a new chapter in its longstanding involvement in the district.

If the Department of Education moves forward with the redesign, its undergraduate concentration would eliminate the current two-track system.

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Education department plans redesign

April 24, 2019 0 comments

The University’s Department of Education discussed its plans to implement widespread curricular changes across all of its undergraduate and graduate programs Monday in a forum with students.

R.I. standardized test scores fall short of M.A.

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R.I. standardized test scores fall short of M.A.

February 28, 2019 0 comments

Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System test results from November 2018 show that Rhode Island school districts lag far behind their Massachusetts neighbors. The standardized test was implemented in Spring 2017 for public school students in grades three through eight.

(Top to bottom) John Papay, Matthew Kraft, Kenneth Wong and Susanna Loeb were recognized in the 2019 Rick Hess Straight Up Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.

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University professors recognized for influence in education policy

January 27, 2019 0 comments

University professors Susanna Loeb, Kenneth Wong, Matthew Kraft and John Papay were named in the 2019 Rick Hess Straight Up Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings Jan. 9.

In race for City Hall, school funding takes center stage

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In race for City Hall, school funding takes center stage

November 2, 2018 0 comments

The final week in the race for Providence mayor has highlighted key differences between the candidates in their stances on the Providence school system and potential funding solutions.

Moderator Gene Valicenti facilitated debate among the four candidates on topics including public education and government corruption.

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Gubernatorial candidates clash on economy, gun safety

November 2, 2018 0 comments

In the final televised gubernatorial debate , the four candidates clashed over whether incumbent Democrat Gov. Gina Raimondo deserved credit for improving Rhode Island’s economy and prompted heated discussions about education, school safety and the controversial public benefits registration system.

Ed. Department receives $2.5 million grant

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Ed. Department receives $2.5 million grant

October 25, 2018 0 comments

The U.S. Department of Education awarded the Rhode Island Department of Education a federal grant of $2.5 million last week to finance measures to meet public school students’ social and emotional needs.