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The Education Blog
2:46 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Providence Superintendent Resigns Abruptly

Susan Lusi was first appointed to lead Providence Public Schools in 2011.
Credit Elisabeth Harrison

Providence Superintendent of Schools Susan Lusi has announced she will not return for another school year. 

The announcement comes with only about two months left in the current school year. Superintendent Lusi declined to be interviewed for this story, but in a press release, says she wants to pursue other professional opportunities.

After four years leading Providence schools, Lusi touts improvements in the high school graduation rate and reading scores.

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza says the school board will begin an immediate search for her successor. 

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Bonus Q&A: Elorza on Snow, Street Cars, Tax Agreements & More

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza joins Bonus Q+A to talk about his budget; tax stabilization agreements; the search for an economic development director; the Superman Building; snow-removal; and much more.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Political Roundtable: Elorza on His Budget, the PawSox & Baltimore

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza
Credit Ian Donnis/File Photo / RIPR

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss his budget proposal for the fiscal year starting July 1; the PawSox' proposed Providence ballpark; and the takeaways from recent events in Baltimore.

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On Politics
2:00 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Providence Mayor Elorza Says He Was Profiled "Countless Times"

Elorza during a January conference with reporters.
Credit Ian Donnis/File Photo / RIPR

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza said he was racially profiled by police "countless times" as a youth and young man in Rhode Island's capital city.

"It's just part of growing up in the city -- which is very unfortunate and sad," Elorza, a son of Guatemalan immigrants, said Thursday during a taping of Rhode Island Public Radio's Political Roundtable. "I've been pulled over a number of times, so I'm sensitive to that."

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On Politics
8:08 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

Elorza Unveils $696 Million Budget Proposal: Fee Hikes, But NoTax Increases

Credit Ian Donnis / RIPR

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza on Wednesday touted his proposed $696 million budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 as a way to continue the capital city's financial recovery while making it more business-friendly.

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