high school http://ripr.org en Providence to Open Two New High Schools http://ripr.org/post/providence-open-two-new-high-schools <p>Providence has received a $3 million dollar grant from the Carnegie Foundation to develop a pair of small high schools over the next three years.</p><p>The schools will enroll a maximum of 450 students each, and will get extra flexibility to tailor programs to each student. The theory is that if you meet each student at their level, you can help students catch up if they fall behind, and allow them to work beyond their grade level, if they are ahead of the curve.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:30:00 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 37231 at http://ripr.org Opposition to the Common Core Grows in Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/opposition-common-core-grows-rhode-island </p><p><p>A trial run for the new standardized test known as the PARCC exam begins in Rhode Island next week. The test is slated to replace the annual NECAP in 2015, as public schools transition to a new set of standards called the Common Core.</p><p>A growing group of parents, teachers and others continue to raise questions about test and the Common Core. They are calling on Rhode Island lawmakers to stop the initiative in a movement that mirrors similar anti-Common Core efforts around the country.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:49:07 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 30813 at http://ripr.org Opposition to the Common Core Grows in Rhode Island RI Students Protest Linking NECAP Test Scores To High School Graduation http://ripr.org/post/ri-students-protest-linking-necap-test-scores-high-school-graduation <p>Rhode Island Education commissioner Deborah Gist delivers her annual State of Education address Thursday.&nbsp; Standardized test scores for thousands of RI students come out Friday, and some 4,000 high school seniors will find out whether they did well enough to graduate. This is the first year test scores are linked are required under a new sate policy, and some students are protesting.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:20:32 +0000 John Bender 28383 at http://ripr.org RI Students Protest Linking NECAP Test Scores To High School Graduation With NECAP Testing Linked To Graduation, Thousands Of RI Students Anxiously Await Results http://ripr.org/post/necap-testing-linked-graduation-thousands-ri-students-anxiously-await-results <p>Thousands of high school students across Rhode Island learn this week whether they improved enough on a standardized test to earn a diploma. The state is releasing NECAP scores for all students, including 4,000 high school seniors who had to re-take the test. One of them, Providence Senior Ruth Presendieu stopped by our studio to talk about what it’s like to be a member of the first Rhode Island class whose graduation is linked to standardized testing.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:20:50 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 28331 at http://ripr.org With NECAP Testing Linked To Graduation, Thousands Of RI Students Anxiously Await Results Why WCVY was Off the Air for a Few Days http://ripr.org/post/why-wcvy-was-air-few-days <div>When you’re a broadcast engineer, you get used to receiving calls at odd hours proclaiming things that tend to fall outside the bounds of “normal.” &nbsp; It’s just the nature of the job. &nbsp; But even your intrepid engineer can be surprised sometimes. &nbsp;Friday morning, August 23rd, was one of those times.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><br><br>That morning I got a call informing me that WCVY, our 91.5FM signal for much of Kent County, was off the air.<br><br>Why was it off the air?<br><br><a href="http://www.abc6.com/story/23231541/storm-causes-damage-to-coventry-high-school-roof">The roof collapsed and rain got in</a>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><br><br>Say what?<br>&nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 06:53:00 +0000 Aaron Read 21030 at http://ripr.org Why WCVY was Off the Air for a Few Days Rhode Island Students Prepare for High-Stakes Testing http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-students-prepare-high-stakes-testing <p>4,000 high school seniors across Rhode Island need to beef-up their math skills so they can improve their test scores enough to graduate under a controversial new high school diploma system. Many of them are spending the summer doing just that. Roughly 100 students participated in a program wrapping up this week at the Community College of Rhode Island. It brought students from Providence, Warwick and Cranston together to study math and get a taste of college life.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>“Okay, we’re gonna do five 0r 10 more minutes of class, then we’re gonna take the test.”</p><p></p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 12:52:25 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 19733 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island Students Prepare for High-Stakes Testing Anti Texting and Driving Campaign Brought to South Kingstown High School http://ripr.org/post/anti-texting-and-driving-campaign-brought-south-kingstown-high-school <p>Texting while driving continues to be a leading cause in highway fatalities among young people.</p><div><p>A safety campaign continues in local high schools to raise awareness of the dangers of texting and driving.</p><p></p><p></p><p>About 270 students at South Kingstown High School signed a “pledge wall” on Thursday, promising to refrain from texting and driving.</p><p>The “It Can Wait” campaign is a national effort fronted by AT&amp;T and headed locally by the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office in partnership with the Department of Transportation.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 16:55:25 +0000 Dylan Weisser 16141 at http://ripr.org Anti Texting and Driving Campaign Brought to South Kingstown High School Rhode Island sees greater gender gap for dropouts http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-sees-greater-gender-gap-dropouts <p>More boys are dropping out of school than girls, and the disparity is greater in Rhode Island and Connecticut than anywhere else in the country, according to a <a href="http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2013309" target="_blank">new report </a>from the Federal Department of Education.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:31:09 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 9052 at http://ripr.org