Rhode Island · School Talk

What Happens When PK-12 Educators and Preparation Programs Work Together?

By Lauren Matlach, Daniela Fairchild, and Sarah Whiting We’ve all witnessed the education blame game.  Our education system is imperfect and, at times, it’s easier to blame someone else than to own the part we play in failing our students.  Over the past few years, teacher preparation programs have become a favorite punching bag of… Continue reading What Happens When PK-12 Educators and Preparation Programs Work Together?

Rhode Island · School Talk

I Got To Talk About Protecting Kids on TV!

We all agree we need to do a better job of protecting kids and while an explosive story plays out in Providence and a principal finds herself charged with a misdemeanor, we realize we have more questions than answers. In the aftermath of the arrest of a Providence elementary school principal for failure to contact… Continue reading I Got To Talk About Protecting Kids on TV!

Rhode Island

Grad Rates are Up and Moody’s Gives Nod to Free College

#1 On The Rise Rhode island’s high school graduation rates continue to rise. That is good news. The state now boasts a rate of 85 percent, up from 77 percent in 2011 and some schools and districts have seen double digit gains in recent years. While we didn’t see any drops based on race or… Continue reading Grad Rates are Up and Moody’s Gives Nod to Free College