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A RENDERING shows plans for a new B.F. Norton Elementary School in Cumberland. Voters in town on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a $52 million bond to build the new school. / COURTESY TOWN OF CUMBERLAND

7 R.I. communities approve school bond measures; N.K. voters say no

PROVIDENCE – Voters in seven local communities approved Tuesday approximately $867 million in bonds to finance new school building construction and renovations to existing...

2 R.I. teachers each receive $25K Milken Educator Award

PROVIDENCE – A pair of local school teachers each received a $25,000 Milken Educator Award on Tuesday in surprise ceremonies at their respective schools...
A NEW ONE-YEAR contract agreement was reached Thursday between the Providence Teachers Union and the Providence Public School District that includes pay raises and increases the length of school days by 30 minutes.

New Providence teachers contract includes pay raises, extended school days

PROVIDENCE – Late Thursday, a new contract agreement was reached between the Providence Teachers Union and the Providence Public School District, which includes pay...

RIDE awards $7.5M in grants to 29 local education agencies for...

WARWICK – Eighty nine projects across 29 local education agencies have received $7.5 million in grants from the R.I. Department of Education’s Learning Inside...
THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES Union of Rhode Island on Monday unveiled a new report highlighting that suspension rates among K-5 students are at an "alarming" rate.

ACLU of R.I. report outlines ‘alarming’ suspension rates among K-5 students

PROVIDENCE – A new report released Monday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island Inc. outlines a significant amount of school suspensions...
HENRY BARNARD SCHOOL next academic year will move from the Rhode Island College campus in Providence to the Providence Country Day School campus in East Providence. / COURTESY HENRY BARNARD SCHOOL

Henry Barnard School to leave RIC for Providence Country Day campus

EAST PROVIDENCE – Just two years after breathing life back into the Henry Barnard School on the Rhode Island College campus, Providence Country Day...
A JOINT REPORT created by a Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce education subcommittee outlines recommendations on how to improve partnerships between local colleges and the Providence Public School District on building a teacher pipeline for the district.

New report offers recommendations on improving teacher pipeline between local colleges,...

PROVIDENCE – As a call to action, members of a Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce education subcommittee produced a series of recommendations on how...
RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT'S latest issue brief released Thursday shows that racial and ethnic disparities remain in local education.

KIDS COUNT: Racial disparities remain in R.I. education

PROVIDENCE – Racial and ethnic disparities still exist in various aspects in education across all grades in Rhode Island, according to Rhode Island KIDS...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Education received a $10 million U.S. Department of Education grant to help hire mental health professionals and counselors in four local school systems.

State receives $10M federal grant to further support mental health initiatives...

PROVIDENCE – The state has once again became the beneficiary of a multimillion-dollar federal grant to support mental health initiatives within local schools. State elected...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Education will provide 13 school systems a food truck each as part of the department’s new $1.6 million Menu for Success Student Food Truck Initiative. R.I. Education Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green, fifth from right, presents check in support of initiative to students and district leadership at the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

13 school systems to receive food trucks via RIDE’s new ‘Menu...

PROVIDENCE – Thirteen local school systems will receive food trucks as part of the R.I. Department of Education’s new $1.6 million Menu for Success...
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