Education

Providence Schools Plan Partial Reopening

Governor Gina Raimondo The Director of the Department of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH. Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green Based on the latest COVID-19 data for the City of Providence, Providence Public Schools will start the school year with a partial reopening that offers in-person learning for all elementary grades and a combination of in-person and distance learning for other grades. “We are excited to welcome our students back to school, and we are dedicated to getting off to a great start,” said Superintendent Harrison Peters. “We appreciate that Governor Raimondo and Commissioner Infante-Green relied on science and the latest data to…
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Education

New Jersey Series para el educador

Presented by Susana Cruylles Susana Cruylles is an International Trainer Susana is originally from Spain. She is a Clinical Psychologist, Family Therapist and International Partnership Professor at Stanford University, Susana holds a Masters in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (King´s College, London) and is a Mindful Educator. She has been working in both the Spanish and British public and private mental health systems and is the former coordinator of the Parenting and Child Trauma Programs in public hospitals in Madrid, Spain. Susana is an active collaborator in Spanish national newspapers, as well as in the International NGO’s mental health teams.
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Education

Pure Edge INC te invita a Participar del Seminario Auto Cuidados y Aprendizaje Socioemocional

Pure Edge is a dedicated team from diverse backgrounds supporting one mission. Pure Edge, Inc. endeavors to provide strategies to help educators and learners achieve success through focus against environmental influences of social media, peer pressure, and personal and community stressors.
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Education

Statement from Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa and Interim Commissioner Shannon Tahoe on Decision to Reopen Schools

“The COVID-19 pandemic created an unprecedented crisis, impacting New York’s students physically, emotionally and psychologically. Indeed, this has been one of, if not the most, challenging periods for education in our history. New York’s educators have heroically risen to the occasion, dedicating themselves to ensuring that students continued to learn as they also provided the level of care and compassion that our students need on a social-emotional level. “Districts and schools are now putting their reopening procedures into action, planning for teaching and learning whether that will be in-person, remote or a combination of both. The health crisis of COVID-19…
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Community

Providence Schools Releases “Reopening Strong”

On Friday, July 31, the Providence Public School District published “Reopening Strong,” a 75-page reopening plan for the 2020-21 school year. The draft plan, which will continue to be refined as the district approaches the first day of school on August 31, includes details on learning scenarios, health and safety protocols, social-emotional supports and key logistics for families and staff. “Our plan prioritizes in-person learning and is designed to be flexible, so that we may move between scenarios according to the latest science and data,” said PPSD Superintendent Harrison Peters. “Above all else, we put the safety and wellness of…
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Education

New England Institute of Technology Announces the Start of Fall Classes

East Greenwich, RI – Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology, announced that the university will welcome back students, faculty and staff for the fall term beginning October 5, 2020. Keeping the health and safety of all members of the NEIT community at the forefront, the university’s Re-Opening Plan has been developed in conjunction with recommendations from the Governor’s Office and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH). The plan will be amended as needed as NEIT continues to adapt to the fluidity of the COVID-19 pandemic based on guidance from health and government…
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Education

Fall River Linen Manufacturer to Donate Face Masks to Providence Schools

To assist with Providence Public Schools' pandemic response, Fall River-based manufacturer Matouk will donate 50,000 adult and children's reusable cloth face masks for the reopening of schools this fall. A family-owned business, Matouk specializes in handcrafted fine linens. CEO George Matouk and Creative Director Mindy Matouk explain the motivation behind their donation as follows: "We have lived in Providence for 20 years and feel a deep sense of gratitude to the educational professionals who have remained committed to educating our leaders of tomorrow under what are sometimes very difficult circumstances." "When we learned that the school system needed face protection…
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Education

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island ranked as top scorer in 2020 Disability Equality Index

Company commitment to culture of inclusion recognized with highest ranking score in disability benchmark report PROVIDENCE, RI (July 15, 2020) – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) has received a score of 100 percent on the 2020 Disability Equality Index® (DEI). Administered by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN®, the DEI is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to disability workplace equality. “Receiving a top score on the Disability Equality Index is a testament to the success we’ve had with our diversity and inclusion initiatives, but our work is far from done,”…
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Education

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island welcomes back customers to Your Blue Store locations

PROVIDENCE, RI (July 13, 2020) – With customer safety at the forefront, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) has reopened its four Your Blue Store locations in Cranston, East Providence, Lincoln and Warwick. Customers will notice some changes, such as designated hours for older adults and limits on the number of customers permitted in the store at one time.   “Safety was our number one priority as we thought about how to best reopen our retail locations. Our customers have come to expect an incredible level of service and even with some new conditions, we intend to maintain that…
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