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Governor Raimondo Issues Statement on Providence Public Schools

07/19/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- Today, Governor Raimondo released the following statement on Providence public schools:

"Over the past few weeks, Commissioner Infante-Green has listened to hundreds of parents, students, educators and community members as they've shared their experiences with Providence Public Schools. The stories shared in these community forums made us more painfully aware of the challenges facing the district and reinforced the urgency of addressing this crisis. Community engagement is critical, and as we move forward we need every voice to remain at the table. I am supportive of the Commissioner's recommendation that the State take a more active role to meaningfully change a broken system. I thank Mayor Elorza and the City for their collaboration as we move forward with the shared goal of ensuring that every student who attends Providence public schools has a high quality education."