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Turnaround superintendent feels “fierce urgency” to act

Turnaround superintendent feels “fierce urgency” to act

By Steve Klamkin WPRO News On his first day on the job, Harrison Peters, the new turnaround superintendent for the Providence Public Schools echoes Rhode Island Education Commissioner AngĂ©lica Infante-Green, the woman who hired him, saying that the “fierce urgency of now” drives his resolve to fix the troubled city schools. He spoke with reporters…MORE

State takeover of Providence schools now set for Nov. 1

State takeover of Providence schools now set for Nov. 1

The state of Rhode Island will take over operation of the troubled Providence school system by November 1, with a new superintendent in charge, a projected time frame of at least five years, an immediate focus on improving curriculum and hints at potential school closings due to poor physical conditions. MORE

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