It’s official! The two newest schools in Providence have their names. Formerly referred to as the “Opportunity by Design” schools, the two innovative high schools, whose creation was supported by a grant of the same name from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, now have distinct identities.
Come and meet Providence Schools Superintendent Chris Maher and share your views on the direction of our schools and how to make them stronger!
¡Conozcan al Superintendente de las Escuelas de Providence, Chris Maher, y compartan sus opiniones sobre el rumbo de las escuelas y cómo fortalecerlas!
A van pulls up to the Providence Police stables in Roger Williams Park, and an excited little boy makes his way to the indoor ring, where another child is triumphantly finishing his session on horseback, trotting a bit, his tall, straight posture a noticeable improvement from just 30 minutes prior. The new participant waits eagerly, while the first dismounts and strides half the length across the ring, his adult companions cheering his steady, purposeful steps. Continue reading
Brown University honored twenty Providence high school graduates chosen to receive scholarships from the Fund for the Education of the Children of Providence during an event at President Christina Paxson’s home on Wednesday evening, June 24, 2015.
Whether you are a teacher, administrator, serve on the Providence School Board or as a member of the Providence Schools support staff, those of us who work in education know that summer reading is particularly critical for students to retain their literacy skills. According to Scholastic, learning or reading skill losses during the summer months are cumulative, creating a wider gap each year between more proficient and less proficient students. Regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic level or previous achievement, children who read four or more books during the summer fare better on reading comprehension tests in the fall than their peers who read one book or none over the summer.
Whether on the beach or on the porch, by a campfire or a bedside lamp, summer reading is also a fun escape for adults during the less hectic months while school is out of session. We are polling some of our staff to see what they’re reading this summer and will publish their responses in our August issue. You may find a few titles to add to your list. Send your response to firstname.lastname@example.org. And, if you can’t finish all of the books you’d like to read this summer, the quiet, snowy days of winter aren’t far behind!
Offers an outdoor gardening laboratory for students
The first Lots of Hope greenhouse and adjacent small farm officially opened on Friday morning, July 10 on Prairie Avenue, offering the South Providence community a green open space that will extend the growing season for local urban farmers, help foster micro businesses, promote composting and serve Providence students.