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Topic: Education

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

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

July 29, 2020 3 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. 

College students offer support for K-12 students in time of crisis

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College students offer support for K-12 students in time of crisis

May 5, 2020 0 comments

Some University students are taking time out of their own remote education to help younger students as they adjust to learning outside the school building during a pandemic. 

Brown has not reached decision on whether to accept $4.8 million in federal COVID-19-related relief

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Brown has not reached decision on whether to accept $4.8 million in federal COVID-19-related relief

April 23, 2020 3 comments

The University has not yet made a decision on whether it will accept over $4.8 million in federal government aid through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

Future of Brown’s edX online courses uncertain

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Future of Brown’s edX online courses uncertain

March 5, 2020 0 comments

Since the University partnered with an online platform that offers free courses to over 20 million users in May 2017, only five BrownX courses have been offered.

Douglas ’20: Put the Classroom Online

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Douglas ’20: Put the Classroom Online

February 21, 2020 0 comments

In 2013, President Christina Paxson P’19 unveiled her 10-year strategic plan, “Building on Distinction.” The plan called upon the Brown community to “enhance our capacity in the creative use of online technologies” through “aggressive experimentation in new modes of education.”

Rhode Island students in lower income areas often have few opportunities to learn civics in their schools, said the student activists.

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Rhode Island students take fight for civic education to courts

February 10, 2020 1 comment

A group of Rhode Island students won an award for using their civic understanding to fight for civics education. The student activists received the New England First Amendment Coalition’s 2020 Antonia Orfield Citizenship Award at NEFAC’s 10th annual awards luncheon in Boston Friday.

Community MusicWorks plans to use their $500,000 Lewis Prize for Music toward the development of an alumni fellowship program.

Arts & Culture

String quartet brings global sounds to Granoff

February 4, 2020 0 comments

On the evening of Feb. 1, community members streamed into the Granoff Center for Creative Arts to enjoy the Providence-based ensemble Musicworks Collective perform a series of string quartet pieces inspired by traditional music from the East to the West. 

Researchers at Rhode Island Hospital have begun using 3D technology — such as the HoloLens and Oculus Rift — to incorporate virtual reality imaging into their treatment and education practices.

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R.I. Hospital utilizes 3D, Augmented, Virtual Reality

January 28, 2020 0 comments

A team of researchers at the Rhode Island Hospital has incorporated and reimagined the way 3D technology, virtual reality and augmented reality can be used in medical settings.

PPSD staff work to improve school culture

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PPSD staff work to improve school culture

January 23, 2020 1 comment

In the wake of a state takeover of the Providence Public School District, Gilbert Stuart Middle School teachers and administrators are implementing new strategies aimed at meeting every child’s needs.

R.I. test scores increase slightly from 2018

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R.I. test scores increase slightly from 2018

November 1, 2019 0 comments

Students in grades 3-8 improved their reading and math scores on an R.I. standardized test by 5 and 3 percent respectively this year, according to results released by the Rhode Island Department of Education last week.