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Topic: Education

The University fully funded its $10 million endowment to support the Providence Public School District in July, fulfilling a 2007 pledge.

Metro, University News

Brown grants $474,000 to Providence Public School District

April 30, 2021 0 comments

The University granted $474,000 to the Providence Public School District to bolster academic excellence and other critical efforts in 2021, the University announced in a news release Tuesday.

Despite an uphill battle, legislators remain supportive of the bill.

Metro, News

“We need to pause”: R.I. legislators discuss charter school moratorium

April 8, 2021 3 comments

In a March 29 op-ed for The Providence Journal, Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee criticized a proposed three-year moratorium on charter schools, which are institutions that receive government funding but operate separately from the state system.  

The PPSD said the displacements this year are partly a result of teacher failure to meet ESL certification requirements.

Metro, News

270 PPSD teachers, staff receive displacement notices, leading to uncertainty for many

March 25, 2021 0 comments

Last Friday, the Providence Public School District notified 270 teachers and staff that they may not have their job next year as a part of an annual union notice. 

The discussion was hosted by The Alliance of Rhode Island Southeast Asians for Education (ARISE), Lippitt House Museum and the Providence League of Women Voters.

Metro, News

ARISE youth and civil rights leaders discuss access to civic education in RI schools

March 15, 2021 0 comments

In a state where students have sued the governor and other officials for failing to teach them the skills required to vote or engage in jury duty, questions of student civic engagement and activism are especially pressing. 

"By tying residence to school access, what we're doing is effectively tying opportunity ... to family background," Peter Rich said, during a colloqium hosted by the Sociology Department Tuesday.

Metro, News

Peter Rich discusses role of educational boundaries in perpetuating racial disparities

March 9, 2021 1 comment

Nearly 70 years ago, the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka deemed racial segregation in schools unconstitutional.

Founders of College Access Tutors, Julian Jacobs ’18 (pictured right) and Abel Girma ’18 (pictured left) are set to expand their non-profit organization to other parts of Rhode Island and the Boston metro area.

Metro, News

Education NGO founded by Brown graduates partners with Providence Public School District

February 1, 2021 1 comment

Connect: College Access Tutors, an organization founded by Julian Jacobs ’18 and Abel Girma ’18, has partnered with Providence Public School District to offer free college essay tutoring to its students.

The PEC includes members of the greater Providence community, University faculty and students and Mayor Jorge Elorza.

Metro, News

Brown’s Public Education Committee meets in the midst of state takeover

January 28, 2021 0 comments

The University’s Public Education Committee discussed the allocation of a $10 million Fund for the Education of the Children of Providence at its inaugural meeting in January. The allocation comes at a crucial time for the Providence Public School District, which is currently in the midst of a state takeover.

Shanmugam ’23: Building more schools alone won’t increase enrollment in low-income countries

Columns, Opinions

Shanmugam ’23: Building more schools alone won’t increase enrollment in low-income countries

January 19, 2021 0 comments

In the world’s poorest countries, children who don’t attend school often have no choice but to become breadwinners — or even get married — before adulthood. For those who can stay in school, on the other hand, education is transformative.

Walsh ’23: We Need to Fight for Inclusive Sex Ed Nationwide

Columns, Opinions

Walsh ’23: We Need to Fight for Inclusive Sex Ed Nationwide

September 13, 2020 0 comments

In the same year that Congress defined marriage as between a man and a woman, Justice Antonin Scalia opined that some groups among LGBTQ+ people were actually quite privileged.

Brown to fully fund $10 million endowment for Providence Public Schools

Metro, News, University News

Brown to fully fund $10 million endowment for Providence Public Schools

July 29, 2020 4 comments

The University Corporation has designated $8.1 million to fulfill its 2007 commitment to establish a $10 million endowment to support the Providence Public School District, President Christina Paxson P’19 wrote in a press announcement and community-wide email Wednesday.