Topic: Education

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.

Phi Beta Kappa elects 34 new members

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Phi Beta Kappa elects 34 new members

February 14, 2018 0 comments

Thirty-four members of the class of 2019 were elected to the University’s Phi Beta Kappa Society Feb. 6, wrote Chapter Administrator Mary Jo Foley in an email to The Herald.

Alum teaches vocabulary through hip-hop

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Alum teaches vocabulary through hip-hop

February 9, 2018 0 comments

You remove your headphones as you walk through the classroom door — the beat of the song you were just listening to still playing in your head — only to realize that this same song is being played aloud in your English class.

Medicaid program director for the Office of Health and Human Services Patrick Tigue (left) and Secretary for the Office Eric Beane (right) address the audience during the press conference held last Thursday.

Metro, News

Gov. reveals $9.37 billion budget, relies on sports betting revenues

January 24, 2018 0 comments

Gov. Gina Raimondo’s administration unveiled a $9.38 billion budget that would finance $250 million in public school reparations and allocate $3 million to growing the state’s small businesses.

Students learn history using virtual reality

News, Science & Research

Students learn history using virtual reality

September 19, 2017 0 comments

Adam Blumenthal has been working with a team of students to create a virtual reality educational experience about the Gaspee Affair.

Education summit seeks input of community

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Education summit seeks input of community

April 11, 2017 0 comments

Residents and educators of all backgrounds gathered to create a future vision for the city’s education system.