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Providence amends high school graduation policy
May 27, 2014 • Providence Eyewitness NewsPROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – With just 11 days until high school graduation ceremonies begin across the city, the Providence School Board voted unanimously to amend its diploma policy as part of a last ditch effort to help hundreds of students who haven't ... More
Urban Debate League, Roger Williams Law School program offers high school ...
Nov 22, 2014 • The Providence JournalEvangeline Bemah-Stokes, left, and Alyssa Korolevsky, of Hope High School, give arguments in favor of saving coral reefs during a debate sponsored by the Rhode Island Urban Debate League and Roger Williams University Law School on Saturday. More
Local students share views on education
Nov 14, 2014 • The Brown Daily Herald“My history teacher figured out that I liked reading, so we read the autobiography of Malcolm X. It changed my life,” said Garrem Jansezian, E-Cubed Academy High School graduate and current student at the University of Rhode Island. “You actually have ... More
The RI High Schools with the Most Depressed Students
Nov 13, 2014 • GoLocalProv“We know that [there] is a growing problem of children with mental health disorders, not just in Rhode Island but in the rest of the nation,” said Elizabeth Burke Bryant, executive director of Rhode Island Kids Count, which annually collects reams of ... More
The RI High Schools with the Most Absentee Students
Dec 4, 2014 • GoLocalProvBut on a city-to-city basis, she said Providence students do worse than their peers in Baltimore and larger cities in states like California and Utah. Rhode Island has also taken a lead in addressing the problem, Education Commissioner Deborah Gist ... More
Science Says Rhode Island School Days Starting Too Early for Teens
Aug 30, 2014 • GoLocalProvWhile the data has been around for at least a decade now, the recent policy recommendations is leading many school districts and statewide organizations throughout Rhode Island to examine the potential benefits and concerns to implementing later school ... More
Study Finds Best States for Raising Black Children Hardly Have Any
Sep 24, 2014 • GoLocalProvRhode Island – which ranked 22nd highest in terms of opportunity for black children – may be in the middle of the pack in terms of creating opportunity for their African American youth, but those opportunities pail in comparison to the ones available ... More
Chronic Absenteeism: How Does Your Local High School Compare?
Dec 4, 2014 • GoLocalProvFigures are taken from the InfoWorks database maintained by the Rhode Island Department of Education. As the state defines it, a student has become chronically absent when he or she has missed 10 percent of the school year. With a 180-day mandated ... More
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