Topic: Education

R.I. test scores increase slightly from 2018

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R.I. test scores increase slightly from 2018

November 1, 2019 0 comments

Students in grades 3-8 improved their reading and math scores on an R.I. standardized test by 5 and 3 percent respectively this year, according to results released by the Rhode Island Department of Education last week.

R.I. Commissioner of Education Angélica Infante-Green will oversee the state’s takeover of Providence schools starting on Nov. 1.

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Infante-Green spearheads Providence school takeover

October 18, 2019 0 comments

When Angélica Infante-Green’s son was diagnosed with autism, she was told not to speak to him in Spanish. A Manhattan-raised daughter of parents who emigrated from the Dominican Republic, Infante-Green was used to speaking Spanish at home, and resolved to keep doing so.

Students for Educational Equity plans to institute a mentorship program geared toward middle school students in Providence.

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Students for Educational Equity advocates for PPSD reform

October 4, 2019 0 comments

Amid the ongoing state takeover of the Providence Public School District, the new campus group Students for Educational Equity seeks to raise awareness about the district’s challenges and advocate for reform.

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Faculty approve combined Baccalaureate, MAT program

October 2, 2019 0 comments

Faculty approved a new five-year Concurrent Baccalaureate/Masters in the Art of Teaching program in a vote at yesterday’s faculty meeting.

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Brown should amplify community voices in school takeover

September 30, 2019 0 comments

In a scathing report released by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Educational Policy in June, researchers described major failings of the Providence Public School District.

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 1 comment

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.