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Providence Public Library Announces Summer Reading Programs & Performances, Book Lists & More!

Providence Public Library Announces Summer Reading Programs & Performances, Book Lists & More!

[ 0 ] June 14, 2016 |

The Providence Public Library (PPL) is pleased to announce its 2016 Summer Reading schedule of programs and activities beginning on Monday, June 27 and continuing through Wednesday, August 3. This year’s Summer Reading theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” A mix of programs for children and their families will focus on getting summer […]

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Complex Learners: What to Look For

Complex Learners: What to Look For

[ 0 ] June 1, 2016 |

Today’s Contributing Writer: Anna Johnson, Head of School at The Wolf School As parents and educators we understand that one size does not fit all. Your child might approach social situations slowly while someone else’s child jumps right in. One student learns best with verbal prompts while another does better with visual cues. Right out […]

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Kids Reading Across Rhode Island Kick-Off May 7 at the State House

Kids Reading Across Rhode Island Kick-Off May 7 at the State House

[ 0 ] April 27, 2016 |

Kids Reading Across Rhode Island, the ‘one book, one state’ initiative for students in grades 3-6, kicks off its 7th year with the 2016 Newbery Honor winning book, Roller Girl by Rhode Island School of Design graduate Victoria Jamieson. Grammy Award winning storyteller and author, Bill Harley, is the 2016 Chair of Kids Reading Across […]

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How It Feels to NOT Be Sending My Baby to Kindergarten

How It Feels to NOT Be Sending My Baby to Kindergarten

[ 0 ] August 26, 2015 |

By Camille Williams The other day, I realized that if things had played out differently, I would be gearing up to send Boy 2 to kindergarten. My boys are 9 and 5, and this will be our second year homeschooling. Last year, my little one was in a beautiful little co-op preschool, and I got […]

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Providence Children Can Help Change Lives in Africa This Summer – Just By Reading Books!

Providence Children Can Help Change Lives in Africa This Summer – Just By Reading Books!

[ 0 ] June 24, 2015 |

Kids Who Take Part in PCL’s Summer Reading Program  Will  Exchange Letters, Emails and Gifts With Children at the Kitengesa Community Library in Uganda This year’s Summer Reading Program has the theme “Every Hero Has a Story” and young readers at Providence Community Library (PCL) will get a chance to be real live heroes by […]

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What I’ve Learned from Our First Year of Homeschooling

What I’ve Learned from Our First Year of Homeschooling

[ 1 ] April 27, 2015 |

By Camille Williams We are in the 7th inning of our first year homeschooling Boy 1 (age 8). We are taking this year-by-year, and who knows? A brick and mortar school may again be the best choice for our family at some future time. For now, though, this has been a great decision for us, […]

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Rhode Island Center for the Book Announces the 2015 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island Title!

Rhode Island Center for the Book Announces the 2015 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island Title!

[ 0 ] April 15, 2015 |

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo  Kids Reading Across Rhode Island, the ‘one book, one state’ initiative for students in grades 3-6, kicks off its 6th year with the 2014 Newbery Award winning book, Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo. A May 9th kickoff event with DiCamillo at the […]

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Board of Education, Education Council, RIDE launch strategic-plan development

Board of Education, Education Council, RIDE launch strategic-plan development

[ 0 ] November 24, 2014 |

Make your voice heard… All Rhode Islanders invited to participate in planning process The Board of Education, the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education, and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) have invited all Rhode Islanders to participate in the development of the strategic plan for elementary and secondary education. The process of developing […]

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Call for Rhode Island Students in Grades 4 – 12: Write Letters About Literature!

Call for Rhode Island Students in Grades 4 – 12: Write Letters About Literature!

[ 0 ] November 24, 2014 |

Rhode Island students in grades 4 – 12 are invited to enter the Letters About Literature National Contest sponsored by the Library of Congress and the Rhode Island center for the Book. State winners receive a cash prize of $100 and advance to the national level judging.  National Winners (one national winner at each level) […]

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Kidoinfo Back to School Checklist

Kidoinfo Back to School Checklist

[ 1 ] August 14, 2014 |

My kids asked me to hide their new school supplies because they’re not ready to think beyond summer yet. But the transition from the lazy days of summer to the fall routine is always smoother (and cheaper) with some pre-planning and shopping now.

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