Rhode Island College Wins $1.1 Million U.S. Department of Education Grant

WARWICK, — Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced a $ million Department of Education grant for Rhode Island College (RIC) to provide opportunities for disadvantaged students to pursue doctoral studies. The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement grant will be distributed over a five-year period to help low-income, first-generation college students prepare for graduate school.   The McNair program is one of eight federal TRIO programs that are designed to provide services to individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to help them progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate studies.  Students in…
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SPRINT’S 1MILLION PROJECT TO CONNECT 600 STUDENTS IN THE 2017•2018 SCHOOL YEAR

PROVIDENCE, RI - October 4, 2017 - Sprint (NYSE: S) and the Providence Public School District announced today that 600 high school students will receive the equipment and connectivity they need to complete their schoolwork from home as part of the 1 Million January, the Providence Public School District was one of 11 districts across the country to participate in the pilot launch of Sprint's 1 Million Project. The school district received 250 devices at that time. The 2017-2018 school year marks the first year of the initiative with more 180,000 students in 1,300 schools across 30 states. Every year…
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SECCIÓN DE OPORTUNIDADES EDUCATIVAS

Hace sesenta años, en su histórico fallo Brown v. Board of Education , el Tribunal Supremo sostuvo que la segregación intencionada de alumnos por motivos de su raza en escuelas públicas representa una vulneración de la Decimocuarta Enmienda de la Constitución de los EE. UU. La legislación federal y los fallos judiciales subsiguientes también exigen que los funcionarios escolares no discriminen a sus alumnos por motivos de su género, país de origen, barrera lingüística, religión o discapacidad. La Sección de Oportunidades Educativas hace cumplir estos fallos judiciales y leyes en una amplia gama de casos relacionados con escuelas elementales y…
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Another Successful Year at ACE Providence

Message from Dr. Mario F. Cirillo, Head of School As the 2016-17 school year closes, we say goodbye to the class of 2017, and look forward to next year and the opportunity to continue our transformation of teaching and learning for the benefit of our students, I would like to take stock of where we are and where we are going. First, we have experienced three years of difficult but needed change as we moved to a new building, took a deep dive into the work of embedding CTE into our core curriculum, and developed and gained unconditional approval from…
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Governor, Education Commissioner Announce 2018 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year

PROVIDENCE, - At a surprise ceremony today, Governor Gina Raimondo and Commissioner of Education Ken Wagner announced the selection of Kristin Hayes-Leite as the 2018 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year. Hayes-Leite has been a social studies teacher at Narragansett High School for the past 16 years, and currently serves as Social Studies Department Chair. "Kristin embodies everything that we look for in great teachers. She is a leader, she is innovative, she is compassionate, and she is completely committed to her students," said Governor Gina M. Raimondo. "Congratulations to Kristin and the entire Narragansett High School community for being…
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Ben Folds, Valerie June and Taboo among artists paired with PVD schools this fall

THREE PROVIDENCE MIDDLE SCHOOLS RECEIVE AN INFUSION OF THE ARTS THROUGH NATIONAL TURNAROUND ARTS PROGRAM Turnaround Arts, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, infuses struggling schools with the arts as strategy to help close the opportunity gap and provide equitable access to arts and music education Washington, (May 8, 2017) - Three Providence public schools will join Turnaround Arts, a national program that helps to close the opportunity gap by providing equitable access to the arts, as announced today by the Providence Public School District and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts,…
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Commissioner Delivers State of Education Address

"Creating Pathways to Opportunity" for All Students LINCOLN, - At a student-centered event hosted by Davies Career and Technical High School, Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Ken Wagner today delivered his 2017 State of Education address to review the successes of the past year and share a vision for the future of education in Rhode Island. The address, which was preceded by a student showcase featuring 11 schools, focused on continued efforts to create personalized pathways to increase opportunity for all students. The evening concluded with a question-and-answer session, the questions for which were selected from more than 200…
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RI Pre-Kindergarten Program Expands to 60 Classrooms

Lottery Opens Today for Families in 11 Communities PROVIDENCE, – The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) announced today that four new sites – in Central Falls, Pawtucket, and Providence – will be added to the Rhode Island Pre-kindergarten Program for the 2017-2018 school year, for a total of 60 classrooms. The lottery to fill the 1,080 available seats is now open, and parents and families must submit their applications by Friday, June 29. Pending approval of Governor Raimondo’s budget and thanks to the federal Preschool Expansion Grant that Rhode Island received from the Department of Education,, this expansion brings…
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RI Foundation announces local students can apply for $1.8 million in college scholarships

PROVIDENCE, RI – At the time of year when colleges are sending out financial aid packages, the Rhode Island Foundation is offering students and their families more than $ million in scholarships. Dozens of individual, family and organizational donors established scholarship funds at the Foundation to help students defray educational expenses such as tuition, room and board, fees and books. “Each one of these scholarships turns dreams into reality for our donors and our recipients,” said Neil Steinberg, the Foundation’s president and CEO. “The impact of their generosity will ripple through community for generations.” The Foundation expects to help hundreds…
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