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NINE BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS across Rhode Island have formed the Rhode Island Businesses for Better Education coalition to support better education outcomes and address major issues, including student achievement gaps.

R.I. business groups form alliance to support education

PROVIDENCE – A collection of prominent groups representing hundreds of businesses across Rhode Island on Thursday formed a new alliance to support better education...
STUDENTS IN RHODE ISLAND have shown overall improved proficiency in both math and English language arts on the Rhode Island Common Assessment System exam in 2023. However, R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green said the state still has a lot of work to do to improve educational outcomes across the state. / AP FILE PHOTO/MARY ALTAFFER

RICAS results show educational improvement, but more work needed

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education on Wednesday released its latest Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System exam results, which show year-to-year improved student...
THE CITY OF CENTRAL FALLS has created a new office of education strategy to review and analyze on how to improve overall outcomes within the city's schools. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Central Falls creates new strategy office to analyze, help improve city’s...

CENTRAL FALLS – Calling it an “all hands on deck” approach, the city created a new office of education strategy to perform a total...

3 R.I. elementary schools named Blue Ribbon schools

PROVIDENCE – A trio of local elementary schools have been designated as 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. Clayville Elementary...

IN THE WIND: Nascent local industry holds promise of job growth

When Rhode Island political leaders, ­educators and employers consider the future of offshore wind – with lots of big, white turbines spinning in the...

Attracting more teachers will take ‘a collective effort’

Jeannine Dingus-Eason said Rhode Island College remains “on the cutting edge of teacher preparation nationwide.” Dean of the Feinstein School of Education and Human...
MOLDING MINDS: 
Kyisha Threats, a 
teacher at the 
DelSesto Middle 
School in Providence, 
in her classroom. 
PBN PHOTO/
RUPERT WHITELEY

HEAD OF THE CLASS: Programs designed to attract more people to...

Kyisha Threats walks the halls of Providence’s DelSesto Middle School, where she’s worked as a teacher for the last seven years, saying good morning...
THE GREAT OUTDOORS: Norwood Elementary School in Warwick is one of dozens of Rhode Island schools that will get schoolyard habitat classrooms under the Learning Inside Out Outdoor Classroom initiative. 
PBN FILE PHOTO

These classrooms will turn lessons inside out

Norwood Elementary School in Warwick is going to be undergoing a classroom expansion of sorts over the next year, but it won’t have much...
THE RHODE ISLAND American Civil Liberties Union Inc., the Rhode Island Center for Justice, the R.I. Department of Education and the Providence Public School District have settled a federal lawsuit filed back in July over allegations of students not receiving special education services they were entitled to.

Lawsuit over alleged lack of special education services to young students...

PROVIDENCE – A settlement between the Rhode Island American Civil Liberties Union Inc., the Rhode Island Center for Justice, the R.I. Department of Education...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE and the R.I. Department of Education announced Tuesday that 24 public school districts received $3.8 million in funding to support McKee's "Learn 365 RI" plan. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE

30 school districts receive $3.8M in funding as part of McKee’s...

PROVIDENCE – Thirty public school districts across the state received close to $3.8 million in grants aimed to support launches or expanding extended student...
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