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Advocating for School Choice

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The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, in conjunction with the Rhode Island Families for School Choice, is hosting an introductory School Choice Boot Camp Monday, Dec. 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Hilton Providence, 21 Atwells Ave., in Providence. Click for more.

Rhode Show Features The Prout School

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Rhode Show Features The Prout School. Click for more.

Bishop McVinney School received a special visit from Miss Rhode Island.

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She spent the day visiting classrooms and talking with students about the importance of respect, compassion and understanding as part of her “Best Friends First” educational program. Click for more.

Veterans receive a stirring tribute from youngsters at Father Holland School

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The children sang patriotic songs, danced and even folded the American flag properly last Friday, announcing proudly the meaning of each fold. Click for more.

NAEP Report Cards in Math and Reading Released

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The average reading scale score for eighth-graders attending private schools (285) was 19 points higher than the overall score for students attending public schools (266). Ten points on the 500-point scale is roughly equal to one grade level. In fourth grade, the public/private difference in reading was 14 points (235 vs. 221).  Click for more.

Parents Satisfied with Schools, Teachers, and Standards

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A central premise of the school choice movement is that parents know what’s
best for their children. When they have a choice, parents tend to select schools that match their expectations of what a school should be.  A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics confirms the fact that parents who choose their child’s school are indeed more satisfied with the school and its various characteristics than parents who are assigned a school by the government.  Click for more

SAT Scores, private and independent schools outpace public.

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Private School Students Surpass SAT Benchmark. more

Federal Survey Provide Picture of Private Schools

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The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in August released selected
findings from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), a nationally
representative survey of public and private school principals and teachers.More.

Surpassing ‘chalk and talk’ in Catholic schools

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PROVIDENCE — Proving that there is no shortage of ways that new technology supports education, Rhode Island’s Catholic schools share how they are up to speed on digital advancements and new media, making learning in the classroom fun, engaging and current.
Dr. John Finnegan, principal of All Saints Academy in Middletown, explained that bringing technology into the classroom is a necessity for Catholic schools. More.

St. Luke School to give iPads to students

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BARRINGTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Textbooks are starting to give way to high technology for students at St. Luke’s School in Barrington, with a pilot program about to give each student in the eighth grade an iPad tablet computer as the school year begins. More.

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