What's Next for Providence Schools?

What's Next for Providence Schools?
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 06:30pm–08:00pm
Barus & Holley 166 - Brown University

This workshop is a review and discussion of the distressing report about the Providence Public School District by the John Hopkins Institute for Education Policy. The results of this report led to the state takeover of the district. This event is co-sponsored with the Swearer Center and the Annenberg Institute for School Reform and the Brown University Department of Education.  

Students will have the opportunity to hear an overview of the report and then will break into smaller groups to hear from Providence public school parents, students, teachers, administrators, and community partners who will share their feedback about the report and the most productive way for Brown to contribute to long term, sustainable impact in the K-12 schools. Confirmed guests as of 10/18 include:  

  • Zack Mezera, Director of Providence Student Union
  • Elliot Rivera, Youth in Action 
  • Melissa Emidy, Director of Inspiring Minds
  • Daniel Rodriguez, Kennedy parent
  • Jessica Reyes, D'Abate PTO Chair
  • Andrea Mazie, ProvParents Founder, parent of students at Gregorian and Bishop
  • Chris Monschauer '18, Hope High School math teacher 
  • Brent Kermen, Principal of D'Abate Elementary School
  • Christine Wilshire Alves,  Rhode Island School for Progressive Education
  • Lindsay Calderon, Sixth grade student, member of D'Abate Advisory Board, Nathaniel Greene Middle School
  • Ashley Garcia, Youth in Action Board Member
  • Soljane Martinez, Annenberg Institute
  • Sarah Leibel, Brown Education Department
  • Yonas Dabi, BRYTE Board Member, Providence Career and Tech Academy student 
  • Dikchha Chuwan, BRYTE Board Member, Classical High School student