R.I. commits to use of free, openly licensed educational resources

#GoOpen initiative supports transition from traditional textbooks Rhode Island has joined a new multi-state, open-education initiative to put more free educational resources in the hands of students and teachers. Through the #GoOpen initiative, coordinated by the Department of Education, Rhode Island joins 12 other states that have pledged to work together in the first #GoOpen cohort to support teachers in using high-quality, openly licensed educational resources in their schools. "By joining the #GoOpen initiative, Rhode Island has entered into a partnership with other states committed to innovation and the use of technology to support learning," said Governor Gina M. Raimondo.…
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Atrion Partners with Local High School to Develop Young Technology Leaders

Atrion ‘Adopts’ the Academy for Career Exploration Warwick, – February 26, 2016 – As a company committed to closing the IT talent gap, Atrion has committed to “adopting” the Academy for Career Exploration (ACE), a Rhode-Island based high school focused on developing technology talent. Atrion and ACE struck up a fast friendship with the common purpose of improving the educational experience while providing concrete career pathways towards growing advancing economies. By leveraging Atrion’s resources, expertise and experience, ACE will be able to accelerate its vision to become one of Rhode Island’s top performing schools. “The Academy for Career Exploration provides…
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Raimondo Recognizes 2015 Graduation Rates at North Providence High School

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo will announce Rhode Island's 2015 graduation rates during a student assembly at North Providence High School as part of her continued focus on helping students build the skills they need to succeed. Raimondo, along with Education Commissioner Ken Wagner and others, will release statewide data on graduation rates for the Class of 2015, including the rates for various student groups and for all school districts and high schools.
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As New Report Shows RI Students Left $6.77 Million in Federal Pell Grants Unused Last Year, Reed, Magaziner, & Financial Aid Experts Urge College-Bound Students to Fill Out FAFSA Many Rhode Island schools have March 1st FAFSA deadline

WARWICK, RI – Prospective college students in Rhode Island left $6,772,300 in federal Pell Grant money unclaimed in the 2014-15 academic year, according to a recent study released by the personal finance website Nerd Wallet. And Senator Jack Reed, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, and state financial aid experts from the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority (RISLA) today hosted an event at the College Planning Center of Rhode Island at the Warwick Mall to encourage all students who plan to head to college in the fall of 2016 to apply for financial aid this year by filling out the Free Application…
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Rhode Island Schools Chief Named by Acting U.S. Education Secretary to National Assessment Governing Board, Overseeing the Nation’s Report Card

WASHINGTON—Longtime educator and Rhode Island Commissioner for Elementary and Secondary Education Ken Wagner has been appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board, Acting Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., announced today. Wagner, appointed in the category of “chief state school officer,” will help set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as The Nation's Report Card. NAEP makes objective information on student performance at the national, state, and local levels for nearly a dozen subjects available to policymakers and the public. NAEP has served an important role in evaluating the condition and progress of American…
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Gobernadora visito escuela en Providence

Providence – La gobernadora Gina Raimondo y el presidente de Nortek Michael Clarke visitaron la escuela 360 de Providence Raimondo fue recibida por el superintendente Christopher Maher y los estudiantes que estaban emocionados por su visita. La donación de escritorios de pie por las compañías Ergotron y Nortek fueron bien recibidos por los estudiantes. Estos escritorios son buenos para la salud de nuestros alumnos ya que lo mantienen de pie durante el periodo de clase y en movimiento. Muchas cosas grande está pasando en las escuelas de Rhode Island gracias a la colaboración entre el sector público y privado.
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LANGEVIN ANNOUNCES 2016 HIGH SCHOOL ART COMPETITION

WARWICK, – For the 16th consecutive year, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) is hosting the Rhode Island Second Congressional District High School Art Competition. High school students who reside in the Second District are eligible to compete for a grand prize trip to Washington, DC, a college scholarship and the honor of having their work hang in the Capitol for one year beginning in June.   Every high school-aged student who lives in the Second District can submit one piece of art, which can fall into any of the following seven categories: paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art and photography.…
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Mayor Elorza Announces Overhaul of School Department Central Office

Plan Shifts Resources into Schools, Supports Teachers and Principals PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Elorza today convened school administrators and officials to announce the overhaul to the Providence Public School Department which moves staff out of central administration and into schools, where they will better support teachers and administrators, and restructure positions within the central office to better support students, parents and schools. "We have answered the call to action and overhauled central administration to better support our students, parents, and schools," said Mayor Elorza. "These changes bring Central Office into the 21st century and better enable the School Department to…
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Respuesta del College Board en el anuncio de SAT, PSAT que hizo la gobernadora Raimondo

Rhode Island - La gobernadora Gina Raimondo anuncio que su propuesta de presupuesto proporcionaría fondos para que todos los estudiantes de las escuelas públicas en decimo y undécimo grado presenten el SAT y el PSAT gratis. Antes, solo algunos estudiantes, sin importar cuán talentosos, llegaban a tomar el SAT durante el fin de semana. Ahora, comenzando en el 2017, los estudiantes de Rhode Island presentarán el SAT durante el horario escolar -- el cual estudios demuestran tiene un gran impacto en el acceso a una carrera universitaria. El nuevo SAT evalúa las pocas cosas que los estudios demuestran son claves…
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The College Board on Governor Raimondo’s SAT/PSAT announcement

RHODE ISLAND STATEMENT By Cyndie Schmeiser, Chief of Assessment, College Board Created by ImageGear, AccuSoft Corp. "Today, Rhode Island's Governor Gina Raimondo announced her budget proposal would provide all 10th and 11th grade Rhode Island public high school students with free SAT and PSAT in 2017. Previously, only some students, no matter how talented, made it to an SAT administration on the weekend but in 2017 Rhode Island's students will take the SAT during the school day, which evidence shows has a deep impact on college access. The redesigned SAT measures the few things research shows matter most for readiness.…
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