July 29, 2021

Mayor Elorza rallies to have teacher contract details released

“…once we see the contract, we can get into whether it’s transformational or not,” said Providence Mayor...

July 8, 2021

Groups threaten lawsuit over school year beginning on Rosh Hashanah

“It’s extremely sad that at this time of rising antisemitism we have to meet to fight this...

The Providence Alliance for Student Safety Coalition releases plan for student safety: Police Free Schools
June 25, 2021

The Providence Alliance for Student Safety Coalition releases plan for student safety: Police Free Schools

“Police are trained to handle crime and disturbances out in the community, they aren’t familiarized with situations...

Privatizing School Nurses: SMART Clinics in Providence Public Schools
April 12, 2021

Privatizing School Nurses: SMART Clinics in Providence Public Schools

From College Hill Independent reporters Olivia Cruz Mayeda and Mara Cavallaro: “By removing union school nurses and...

Providence teachers and allies march against “failed” state takeover of Providence Schools
April 7, 2021

Providence teachers and allies march against “failed” state takeover of Providence Schools

“It is in the district and state leadership’s best interests to divide and conquer stakeholders while putting...

Latino Policy Institute releases poll of Providence Latino parents regarding COVID-19 impacts on local education
March 29, 2021

Latino Policy Institute releases poll of Providence Latino parents regarding COVID-19 impacts on local education

“We have much to understand on the barriers Latino parents in Providence tackle each day in the...

February 5, 2021

Civic Literacy Act needs tweaks for diversity say advocates

“Unfortunately, as much as the ‘great endeavors of the “Founding Fathers”‘ are praised in American History classes,...

December 2, 2020

Providence’s African American Advisory Group outlines plan to remove SROs from schools

“We know that teachers do not fit the demographics of the students,” said Anita Bruno, who leads...

December 16, 2020

OpEd: The Diversity Think Tank at URI calls for an end to racist hiring practices

We reject a worldview of white supremacy that has reigned unchallenged for 128 years at the University...