Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and senior leadership at the U.S. Department of Education will welcome 100 superintendents selected from 800 applicants to the White House to recognize their leadership in helping to transition districts to digital learning.
From left are: Dr. Lori McEwen, Supt. Dr. Susan Lusi, Nkoli Onye and Jim Vincent of the NAACP.
Oasis International, the oldest continuously operating nonprofit serving African immigrants and refugees in Rhode Island, honored Nkolika “Nkoli” Ajakwe Onye with the Professional Achievement Award. The award was presented at the 5th African Gala Night, themed “Opening Our Hearts and Minds to New Horizons,” held on Saturday, October 25 at the Providence Marriott.
Onye is currently the executive director of performance management for Providence Schools.
In addition to serving the diverse African community in Rhode Island, Oasis International provides services to low- and moderate-income residents of southwest Providence and works on youth leadership development.
In a shutout 5-0 game against the Cumberland Clippers on Election Day, November 4, Classical’s field hockey team won the Division II final at Roger Williams University in Bristol. This is the second state championship for the Purple field hockey team since their 2002 win over South Kingstown.
Students and teachers at DelSesto Middle School, along with family and friends, gathered on November 6 to dedicate a swamp white oak “Tribute Tree” in honor of teacher William Glad, who passed away last summer in an accidental drowning. The tree was planted by the City of Providence with the assistance of DelSesto’s Gardening Club in front of the school building.
A large turnout of more than 1,000 students and parents attended Rock the Block 2014, a block party in the courtyard of Central and Classical high schools, enjoying performances, food trucks and fall fun.
The wait didn’t diminish the thrill of seeing First Lady Michelle Obama ascend the stage at Juanita Sanchez High School for students Kimberly Olivos, Yardy Garcia and Cristal Marte as they prepared to cover the biggest story to ever hit their school.
Teaching Educators and Parents About Children’s Socio-Emotional Development
Mind the Making, an unprecedented effort to share research and science about how children learn, is well underway in Providence Schools and is gaining positive feedback from parents and educators alike.