By Steve Ahlquist on May 11, 2017
“I want to go to college, but low-income students like me have to rely on student loans that don’t even cover the full price,” said Jayleen Salcedo, a senior at Classical High School and a member of the Providence Student Union (PSU).
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By Tom Hoffman on February 5, 2014
The most prominent and persuasive argument for using the 11th grade NECAP math test as a graduation requirement in RI high schools has been the relative success of Massuchusetts’ use of their MCAS exam for that purpose. Last year I prepared a graph showing how Massachusetts student’s math MCAS scores increased over time compared to […]
By Bob Plain on June 10, 2013
Blackstone Academy, a charter school serving 165 high school students from Central Falls and Pawtucket, looks a lot like what I wish the entire public education system looked like. Students are encouraged to pursue their passions within, and sometimes a bit outside of, the constructs of the curriculum. Everyone has individualized plans for success. Teachers […]