Education

‘American Promise’ At Cable Car

A ‘Q&A’ with “American Promise” directors Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson follows the Friday screening at 7pm and the Saturday noon and 6pm screenings at the Cable Car Cinema. A documentary 13 years in the making, American Promise provides a rare look into the lives of two middle class Black families as they navigate the […]

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9/20: Idealist.org Grad Fair

Make a difference in your career! Come to the Idealist Grad Fair to learn more about programs that focus on your interests and to explore ways to further your career through graduate school. At the fair, you can: speak with admissions representatives from local, national, and international schools and discuss professional development through graduate education,

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Fall Photo Explosion At AS220

Summer is drawing to a close, but you can still learn the best way to capture those last days of sunshine and the early days of fall by signing up for a photography class at AS220. Students — looking for a yearbook photo that doesn’t suck? Sign up for our Portrait Photography class and save

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Shake Those Shutters — Summer Classes At AS220 Photo

That’s right. There’s still a few spots left in this month’s awesome and extraordinary classes at AS220PHOTO. Can’t make it this month? Not to worry. A whole plethora of photo know-how awaits you in July and August. Check it out! June classes after the jump.

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“You Can Yell Outside”

So says Bridget in the new publication, Places to Play in Providence: A Guide to the City by Our Youngest Citizens, from Ready To Learn Providence, To welcome the more than 2,500 early-care educators arriving in Providence this weekend for the Professional Development Institute of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the

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May At AS220

Greetings Spring Chickens! The daffodils are blooming on Martha Street and we here in the Cottage Industries are looking forward to seeing your sunny faces amongst the flowers and in our multiple workshops, classes, events and other assorted and artsy (but not too artsy) happenings in our humble home in the Mercantile. Take, for example,

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New Classes In AS220’s Cottage Industries

Greetings winter-worn wanderers! Looking for an excuse to get out of your winter rut and back into something wonderful? Seek no further troubadours, this April (and May) brings a slew of classes, events and other semi-sideshow-esque events in AS220’s Cottage Industries. Firstly, it’s time once again for our Monthly Cottage Industry Open House, happening next

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Spring Classes in AS220’s Cottage Industries

It may be cold outside, but Spring has officially sprung at AS220! Just in time to snap you out our your winter rut we present a whole slew of awesome and amazing classes and events here in the new and improved Cottage Industries! Have you seen our new digs in the Mercantile? Did you know

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Why Winter Is A Nightmare For Providence Youth — How You Can Help

Remember being a kid and jumping for joy when you saw the first snowflake of the season? The thrill of seeing beauty fall from the sky, the hope for snow days, and the desire to drop down and make snow angels returns to many this time of year. But for most of Providence youth, snow

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Education Secretary Duncan Takes On Master’s Bonus Pay

Speaking to a presumably receptive audience at the American Enterprise Institute about how best to deploy dwindling education resources, Education Secretary Arne Duncan suggested that “master’s-degree bonuses [for teachers] are an example of something that doesn’t work.” More than a decade of research shows that money spent on these bonuses has little impact on student

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Funding Formula wishes may be granted

Advocates of a funding formula for school districts across the state will be glad to know that the House Finance Committee is making headway. Following the State Department of Education’s first formal education funding proposal in February, combined with Rhode Island’s rejection for federal funds from Race to the Top in April, the need for

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Race To The Top: Not So Fast, Ms. Gist

Managers of the Race to the Top, the federal funding program aimed to help out states with qualifying education plans, announced that Rhode Island will not be receiving funding after this first round. Applications were evaluated on a 500 point scale, Rhode Island received 419 points, and ranked eighth out of 16 finalists. Only two

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Good-Bye Sallie Mae, Hello Claiborne Pell

On Sunday, alongside the passage of the health-care bill, House Democrats attached an amendment that aims to fund government lending to students by substantially decreasing federal subsides on private loans. The federal government has subsidized private student lending since 1965 and began lending directly to students in the 1990s. The movement to end the subsidies

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Lil’ Rhody Racks Up Presidential Appointments

Barack Obama has an eye for talent—and it’s pointed at Rhode Island. This weekend, Obama appointed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, which describes its mission as connecting people through various arts and cultural tourism.  Lahiri joins five other PCAH committee appointees, including visual artist Chuck Close,

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