Topic: Education

Douglas ’20: Put the Classroom Online

Columns, Opinions

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.

Metro, News

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.

News, Science & Research

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 0 comments

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.

R.I. Commissioner of Education Angélica Infante-Green will oversee the state’s takeover of Providence schools starting on Nov. 1.

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Infante-Green spearheads Providence school takeover

October 18, 2019 0 comments

When Angélica Infante-Green’s son was diagnosed with autism, she was told not to speak to him in Spanish. A Manhattan-raised daughter of parents who emigrated from the Dominican Republic, Infante-Green was used to speaking Spanish at home, and resolved to keep doing so.

Students for Educational Equity plans to institute a mentorship program geared toward middle school students in Providence.


Students for Educational Equity advocates for PPSD reform

October 4, 2019 0 comments

Amid the ongoing state takeover of the Providence Public School District, the new campus group Students for Educational Equity seeks to raise awareness about the district’s challenges and advocate for reform.

News, University News

Faculty approve combined Baccalaureate, MAT program

October 2, 2019 0 comments

Faculty approved a new five-year Concurrent Baccalaureate/Masters in the Art of Teaching program in a vote at yesterday’s faculty meeting.

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Brown should amplify community voices in school takeover

September 30, 2019 0 comments

In a scathing report released by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Educational Policy in June, researchers described major failings of the Providence Public School District.