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Salem News | October 1, 2017
It’s easy to be skeptical about school reform, because there have been so many efforts over so many years, all replete with their own jargon, and all producing still limited, and often unsuccessful, results. What’s different this time is that the onus is not just on the schools, it’s on...
Somerville Times | September 18, 2017
As part of a city-wide effort to expand out of school time learning opportunities, particularly in the middle grades, the East Somerville Community School is partnering with Citizen Schools this year to provide middle grade students with enriched learning opportunities that will equip them with real-world skills and guide them...
WPRI | September 5, 2017
When the bell rings and schools in Rhode Island’s capital city open their doors for another school year Tuesday morning, teachers throughout the district will be focusing on more than just math and English. Providence is one of many school districts across the country investing in social and emotional learning...
Somerville Times | August 27, 2017
“Whether it’s wrap-around services, enrichment programs, or data insights, if we want to ensure the best outcomes for our students, it’s important that we use a range of approaches beyond excellent academic instruction. Student Insights is just another example of how the city and schools can work together and utilize...
Providence Journal | August 10, 2017
When I look at my daughter’s summer vacation, her experiences fit together like a brilliant patchwork quilt. She is enjoying several weeks of summer camp, interesting travel with family and friends, horseback riding at her favorite stable, and a week at the beach. Throughout these experiences, she is being stimulated...
Usable Knowledge | August 4, 2017
What does it take to prepare all children to come to school ready to learn? To answer this question, we’ve been thinking about how radically children’s lives differ outside of school, and what it would take to provide individualized support and learning so they can all succeed.
WPRI | August 3, 2017
Nearly four months after the city brought together more than 400 students, parents, educators and other stakeholders for an all-day summit on education, the Elorza...
City of Providence | June 28, 2017
“EAT, PLAY, LEARN is a one-stop-shop of engaging summer programming and access to healthy, nutritional summer meals,” said Mayor Jorge Elorza. “Making sure that our youth are spending their summers participating in outdoor, educational and thoughtful programming means that our students will continue to build upon the strides they make...
TES | June 16, 2017
Schools alone cannot level the playing field for disadvantaged students, the founder of the Harvard Education Redesign Lab tells Jessica Powell. What we need, he says, is more ‘connective tissue’ between health, social care, and education.
San Francisco Chronicle | June 2, 2017
Just over a year ago, Darius Aikens was homeless, couch-surfing from one friend’s place to the next, while trying to keep up with his junior-year classes at Oakland High. It wasn’t easy, but he knew if he kept his grades up and graduated, college was not only possible, but guaranteed...

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