I am not a statistic. I should be one. I should be caught in the cycle of poverty, addiction and crime. Growing up I had an incarcerated father who struggled with alcoholism. I was raised by a single mother who became victim to the power of prescription pills. I felt voiceless. I felt alone and [...]
Category: education + schools
At this year’s annual I WAS THERE public final event, on Thursday, May 2nd, 6 – 8 pm, visitors will be invited to take an imaginary “Walk Down Wickenden” in the school’s hallways to engage with all that our students have learned and experienced with their resident IWT teachers and artists during this seven month arts immersion residency. This free public event, is the result of our students’ research of local art history, conducting of oral history interviews, and immersion in four nine-week artist residencies with highly regarded local RI artists.
Last week was the second event in the Speaking of Play series presented by the Providence Athenaeum, Providence Children’s Museum and Kidoinfo: a provocative conversation about the important benefits of recess. Panelists shared stories of their recess crusades and sparked an enthusiastic and passionate audience exchange about joining together as a community to stand up [...]
During the past decade, federal and state policies have dramatically expanded the significance of high-stakes standardized tests, not just for students preparing for four-year colleges but for all students as they head toward high school graduation. What does it really mean?
If I asked you to describe what “environmental education” looks like, what image would first spring to mind? Perhaps it’s a camp group walking in the woods, observing and drawing birds. Maybe it’s a group of elementary students out on Narragansett Bay, taking water samples. Or maybe it’s a high school class, learning about the effects of pollutants on genetic mutations. All of these certainly qualify as environmental education. But a whole bunch more would too.
Providence is seeking bilingual volunteers for Leyendo, a new tutoring program named after the Spanish word for ‘reading.’
Leyendo is a service-based initiative to boost reading levels for Providence students who are not reading on grade level and speak a language other than English at home. The program will serve 50 second- and third-grade English Language Learners at Carl Lauro Elementary School who have been identified as struggling readers.
The Providence After School Alliance (PASA) is looking for high school students to mentor students in four city middle schools. Approximately 100 students from Roger Williams, Gilbert Stuart, Hopkins and DelSesto middle schools will participate. High school mentors will work with City Year to help eighth-graders make the transition to high school. The program includes [...]