Topic: Education

Features

Priorities of U. fund designed for city education shift

September 9, 2013 0 comments

This year was the first time the funds were awarded to individuals instead of local schools.

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Federal grant money supports state education initiatives

September 5, 2013 0 comments

State’s funds have already been used to support charter school growth and teacher evaluation programs.

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R.I. House, Senate oppose graduation requirement

September 3, 2013 0 comments

The requirement will apply to the class of 2014, despite opposition from the General Assembly.

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State to adopt new standardized test

April 16, 2013 0 comments

The state plans to replace the NECAP to meet updated standards created with other states.

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Literacy program schedules start date

April 11, 2013 0 comments

Providence Talks, which aims to expand low-income students’ literacy, is slated to start in 2014.

Features

Alums help Boston students overcome disadvantages with Match Corps

March 22, 2013 0 comments

Through a competitive fellowship, six former Brown students tutor urban students in Boston.

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High school testing requirement stirs debate

March 19, 2013 0 comments

The R.I. Dept. of Education policy has raised questions about the validity of standardized testing.

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Providence wins philanthropy challenge

March 14, 2013 0 comments

Mayor Angel Taveras’ idea aims to improve literacy skills for children from low-income families.

City debuts new education initiative

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City debuts new education initiative

March 7, 2013 1 comment

Evidence2Success aims to foster closer ties between schools and their surrounding areas.

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At crossroads, reform rests in governor’s hands

March 17, 2011 0 comments
This article is part of the series Education in Crisis

Rhode Island has trailed neighboring New England states in student performance in recent decades. But the arrival of Education Commissioner Deborah Gist in July 2009 brought a new sense of urgency to the push for reform.