Topic: Education

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.

Petey Greene curates prison reform discussion

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Petey Greene curates prison reform discussion

October 19, 2018 0 comments

A roar of applause erupted in Kassar Auditorium in response to panelist Andres Idarraga’s ’08 comment that Brown must “get its act together” in providing education to Rhode Island prisoners.

Rhode2College rewards local high school students

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Rhode2College rewards local high school students

October 12, 2018 0 comments

Low- and middle-income high schoolers in Rhode Island public schools can now earn up to $2,000 as they prepare for college with Rhode2College, a new statewide program that aims to incentivize students to pursue higher education.

Raimondo prioritizes free tuition in campaign

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Raimondo prioritizes free tuition in campaign

September 23, 2018 0 comments

In the 2018 Rhode Island gubernatorial race, Gov. Gina Raimondo has spearheaded college affordability with the proposed expansion of her key initiative, Rhode Island Promise.

Kupetz ’19.5: In defense of the Brown Incarceration Initiative

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Kupetz ’19.5: In defense of the Brown Incarceration Initiative

September 19, 2018 0 comments

When The Herald published my article, “In Favor of the Brown Incarceration Initiative,” alongside Jeremy Pontbriant’s beautiful article, “A Testament to the Power of Education in Prison,” a few weeks back, I did not expect to write this reply.

Nagayoshi: Consider teaching — especially if you’re a student of color

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Nagayoshi: Consider teaching — especially if you’re a student of color

September 11, 2018 0 comments

If you’re a person of color and passionate about social justice, try becoming a teacher.