August 11, 2022

Mayoral forum challenges candidates on health equity in Providence

“If you live in Smith Hill, your life expectancy is 6 years less than if you live...

March 2, 2022

After student assaulted by Student Resource Officer, youth-led community groups call for an end to police in schools

“Countless other students have also been brutalized by SROs. We know that police in schools only bring...

February 16, 2022

Education Commissioner and Governor defend cops in schools despite ongoing violence

“I am certainly pleased overall with what the SROs have been able to do in the schools...

Following recent violence, community groups call for immediate removal of all police from schools
February 16, 2022

Following recent violence, community groups call for immediate removal of all police from schools

“We must remember that this is not an isolated incident, but rather placed within a broader pattern...

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...

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...

Students march on State House to demand counselors, not cops in Providence public schools
May 1, 2021

Students march on State House to demand counselors, not cops in Providence public schools

“As many of you are aware, my friend unfortunately passed away a few months ago,” said Shaylee,...

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...

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...

September 15, 2020

Providence teachers protest Covid-unsafe schools and unsound home learning option

“Let there be no mistake: These conditions in our schools are a direct result of racist and...

August 4, 2020

David Casey: Science does not say what the governor would like it to say

“In point of fact, the science does not say what the governor would like it to say....

July 28, 2020

Car rally outside RIDE demands a safe return to school

“What I know about my classroom is that social distancing is impossible, even from 6 feet, even...

July 22, 2020

Opening schools too soon will kill school bus drivers

“Drivers and monitors, many of whom are over the age of 60, will be trapped in confined...

July 22, 2020

RIDE quashes public participation during Zoom meeting

Public participation is a feature, not a bug of our Democracy The Rhode Island Department of Education‘s...