Providence’s 38th Mayor, Jorge Elorza, met with staff at the central administration building, just four days after officially taking office, as part of his pledge to visit every department in the city during his first weeks in City Hall.
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Parents and educators of young children have learned that rewards can be a huge incentive in changing behavior. What if children could earn rewards that pay dividends for themselves and their classrooms?
The Providence School Board has approved an updated Student Discipline Policy that sets expectations for how the district views discipline, focusing on creating a highly effective learning environment that supports positive school climate and behavior rather than punitive responses.
We are surrounded by technology in today’s world. Many students have their own tablets and phones, but few are learning how computers actually work. Simple computer science activities can help build creativity and problem solving skills. Exposing students to computational thinking early will offer them a foundation for success in any future career path.
Nearly 500 students, adults and volunteers celebrated the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and his ideals of peaceful social change at the Providence school that bears his name. On January 19, the Mt. Hope Learning Center and the Rhode Island School of Design hosted the 4th annual Day of Arts and Service, a community-building day to exemplify Dr. King’s vision of cultures blending together peacefully.
The Rhode Island Home Show, presented by the Rhode Island Builders Association, is an annual pre-spring event that offers homeowners, builders, contractors, designers and many others the opportunity to gain ideas for home improvement, construction, design and decorating. Continue reading
At the Annual Meeting of the West Broadway Neighborhood Association, held on January 13, the Providence Public School District (PPSD) was recognized for the creation of the West Broadway Middle School, restoring a school to the building at 29 Bainbridge Avenue that housed West Broadway Elementary School until its closure in 2007. PPSD Chief of Administration Joseph DiPina accepted the group’s Municipal Award on behalf of the district.