Rhode Island takes over Providence Public Schools

By: | November 4, 2019

The state Department of Education officially took over Providence Public Schools on Friday, a day Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green called “a new chapter” for the troubled district.

“It will take all of us working together to develop and implement a meaningful, sustainable plan for transformational change in our schools,” she said. “We will remain engaged with the community every step of the way, and we will work with our teachers and staff to ensure they are empowered to help lead the way. The stakes are high and so are our aspirations for Providence students. Together, we can and will achieve great things.”

Infante-Green spent the day focused on Providence schools, speaking with principals in the morning before meeting with administrators and then visiting a school to speak with students and teachers.

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