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Topic: PPSD

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.

Fuad ’23 and Sloan ‘23.5: Opacity, delays and power imbalances thwart Brown’s PPSD Fund Committee

Op-eds, Opinions

Fuad ’23 and Sloan ‘23.5: Opacity, delays and power imbalances thwart Brown’s PPSD Fund Committee

April 8, 2021 0 comments

In 2007, Brown drew national attention for promising to account for its role in the transatlantic slave trade. One of these promises brought forth the Fund for the Education of the Children of Providence, a $10 million endowment for the Providence Public School District that Brown intended to fill through […]

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 Bruno Brief: Rhode Island teachers become COVID-19 vaccine VIPs

News, Podcasts, University News

The Bruno Brief: Rhode Island teachers become COVID-19 vaccine VIPs

March 22, 2021 0 comments

In this week’s episode of The Bruno Brief, we look into Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan, which contrasts from the previous plan by prioritizing occupation in expanding eligibility.

Providence educators respond to statewide COVID-19 vaccination effort

Metro, News

Providence educators respond to statewide COVID-19 vaccination effort

March 18, 2021 0 comments

Gov. Dan McKee announced a plan last week to vaccinate all teachers, staff and child care workers who wish to be vaccinated in Rhode Island.

Since the Providence Public School District closed its doors a year ago at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty and community members have faced a number of challenges associated with the widespread school closures.

Metro, News

A year into pandemic, PPSD reopening underscores struggles for students, teachers

March 11, 2021 0 comments

Almost a year after the Providence Public School District closed its doors in March and transitioned to online learning for the remainder of the school year, faculty, community members and teachers reflect on a difficult year in PPSD.

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.

‘When is this going to feel more possible?’: PPSD teachers describe challenges, anxieties of teaching during a pandemic

Metro, News

‘When is this going to feel more possible?’: PPSD teachers describe challenges, anxieties of teaching during a pandemic

October 21, 2020 0 comments

The last thing Cindy Castellone’s students need to know is that she’s angry, angry at a system said “can’t be fixed by me.”

June survey of PPSD Families and Staff suggests fractured opinions regarding reopening options

Metro, News

June survey of PPSD Families and Staff suggests fractured opinions regarding reopening options

September 29, 2020 0 comments

When Jenna Karlin, the mother of two children at Carl G. Lauro Elementary School in Providence, filed her Freedom of Information Act request for the results of a district-wide parent and faculty survey of distance learning preferences,

Childhood asthma burdens Providence’s low-income communities

Metro, News

Childhood asthma burdens Providence’s low-income communities

February 19, 2020 Comments are Disabled
This article is part of the series Asthma in Providence

In November 2018, Mónica Huertas’ daughter, a pre-school student, was discharged from Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence after spending two days in the pediatric intensive care unit for asthma exacerbations.