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Budget woes rock school district

Jan. 11, 2010 — The Rhode Island Department of Education announces the original six low-achieving schools

Aug. 24, 2010 — Rhode Island wins $75 million in Race to the Top funds

Jan. 10 — Mayor Angel Taveras convenes the Municipal Finances Review Panel to audit the city's finances

Feb. 22 — Taveras fires all 1,926 of the district's teachers, citing the city's fiscal woes

Feb. 24 — Providence School Board votes 4-3 to approve the firings

March 3 — Taveras announces panel findings, $180 million two-year budget deficit

March 14 — Taveras and Providence Public School District Superintendent Tom Brady announce four school closings

March 29 — Brady resigns and the Rhode Island Department of Education announces five more schools targeted for intervention



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