Category: education + schools

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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Rhode Island State lottery application available for free Pre-kindergarten Program

Rhode Island State lottery application available for free Pre-kindergarten Program

[ 0 ] July 28, 2014 |

Spaces available for 306 children in 8 Rhode Island communities The 2014 — 2015 State Pre-kindergarten Lottery application is now available for families to apply online or download from the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) website. RIDE is adding two sites this fall to the 2014-15 Rhode Island Pre-kindergarten Program, bringing the total number […]

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Dive into a summer full of adventures! Summer Reading Program 2014

Dive into a summer full of adventures! Summer Reading Program 2014

[ 0 ] June 12, 2014 |

Kids of all ages are invited to their local public library this summer to discover new books and presentations by summer reading program educators and artists. Plenty of educators are sure to spark a smile with their fizzy fun presentations! Fizz Boom Read! (children’s program) Kids… You can get their summer reading done while having lots […]

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2014 AfterZone Summer Scholars Camp still Open!

2014 AfterZone Summer Scholars Camp still Open!

[ 0 ] June 4, 2014 |

Do you know a middle school student (graduating 5th -8th graders) looking for something to do this summer for the month of July? You’re in luck! Check out the 2014 AfterZone Summer Scholars Camp brochures! In partnership with the Providence Public Schools, the AfterZone Summer Scholars gets young people off the couch and into the […]

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