Topic: Education

Leviton Dual Language Elementary School has the oldest dual language program among Providence public schools. English Language Learners at the school make up approximately 50 percent of the students.

Metro, News

State grapples with lack of resources for English language learners

April 26, 2018 0 comments

Patricia Santos has been a substitute elementary school teacher in East Providence for two years. Born in Portugal, Santos is fluent in both English and Portuguese and also speaks some Spanish — a multilingual skillset that comes in handy in the classroom. 

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: University committed to Providence student welfare

April 25, 2018 0 comments

I write to correct inaccuracies in Margot Miller’s April 24 letter to the editor.

Op-eds, Opinions

Buchsbaum ’19: Disrupting the path to sexual assault perpetration

April 10, 2018 0 comments

In 2015, Kevin Swartout, an associate professor of psychology at Georgia State University, seemingly confirmed long-held doubts about the demographics of perpetrators of sexual assault.

The University shifted the focus of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform following a review of the Institute that was completed in fall 2017.

News, University News

Annenberg staff, programs depart after University review

April 3, 2018 0 comments

The Annenberg Institute for School Reform’s website used to feature a tab on the front page called “What We Do.” That page, along with many of the institute’s staff members, is no longer a part of the University. Following a review of the institute conducted from fall 2016 to fall […]

Op-eds

Ulichny: Brown’s elementary MAT program gets it right

March 11, 2018 0 comments

As director of the elementary Master in Teaching program from 2000 to 2009, I’d like to make a case for not only continuing the elementary MAT program but financially supporting it more robustly than it has been.

Mayor Jorge Elorza will allocate an additional $500,000 in fiscal year 2018 to Providence Talks, which aims to improve children’s vocabulary.

Metro, News

Early education program addresses R.I. youth literacy

March 7, 2018 0 comments

The number of words children hear in their first three years critically impacts their future development, and children from lower-income families will have heard 30 million fewer words than their peers when they start kindergarten, according to a widely cited University of Kansas study.

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Suspension of elementary MAT track was uninformed

March 2, 2018 0 comments

A recent letter to the editor by Provost Richard Locke P’18 inadvertently sheds light on the problem with the decision to suspend the elementary Masters of Arts in Teaching track: The people who made this decision were not adequately informed.

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: MAT program article does not capture intention

February 27, 2018 0 comments

The recent article on the University’s decision to suspend acceptances to the elementary education track of the Master of Arts in Teaching program for the 2018-19 academic year did not accurately capture the purpose of this action or the process that we followed.

Students enrolled in the elementary MAT track in the 2017-18 year, pictured here, will not be affected by the cancellation of the program for the 2018-19 year.

News, University News

Cancellation of MAT track met with frustration

February 26, 2018 0 comments

The School of Professional Studies has faced intense criticism from numerous alums and current students after announcing its decision to suspend the elementary track of the Masters of Arts in Teaching program for the 2018-19 academic year as the program undergoes a review.

The Artemis Project was created to maintain girls’ interest in STEM. The free math and science courses aim to impact students’ college futures.

Metro, News

Artemis Project makes STEM accessible to underrepresented genders

February 23, 2018 0 comments

Over 20 years ago, Laurie Kardos ’98 and Jesse Marmon ’97 founded The Artemis Project while they were undergraduates in the computer science department.