non-native English http://ripr.org en New Study Highlights Skills And Education Gap In Rising Latino Workforce http://ripr.org/post/new-study-highlights-skills-and-education-gap-rising-latino-workforce <p>Latinos are the fastest growing population group in Rhode Island, but they lack the skills and education needed to get ahead.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s the major finding of a new study published by the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:27:21 +0000 Flo Jonic 23350 at http://ripr.org Report finds shortcomings for English language learners in Providence http://ripr.org/post/report-finds-shortcomings-english-language-learners-providence <p>Providence could do a much better job teaching non-native English speakers, according to a new report from the Council of Great City Schools. The report finds expectations are not high enough in many of the city’s English language learning classrooms. It also says those students are not benefiting from broader efforts to improve Providence Public Schools.</p><p>Providence School officials say they will convene a task force to respond to the recommendations in the report, which was commissioned by the district.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 18:10:15 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 8404 at http://ripr.org