Research shows summer matters for kids. Studies by Rand and the Annenberg Institute found that high-quality summer learning programs can result in meaningful academic benefits, particularly in math, and can help students better connect with their schools and peers. In the face of historic declines in math scores and declines in reading, children need this summertime boost now more than ever.
- | The 74
- | Brown Daily Herald
According to a March 15 report from Brown’s Annenberg Institute for School Reform, the Providence Public School District continues to face growing teacher attrition — a challenge since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, part of the Annenberg Institute’s ongoing partnership with PPSD and the Rhode Island Department of Education, also detailed the district’s struggles to attract new applicants and increase diversity among educators.
- | Institute for Learning
The Institute for Learning at the University of Pittsburgh is proud to announce that it has become a Research Partnership for Professional Learning (RRPL) affiliate in the Annenberg Institute at Brown University. The partnership will allow the Institute for Learning to work with other RPPL affiliates to advance the usable evidence on teacher learning and improve educational equity for all students.
- | News from Brown
College Day at Brown, organized by leaders at the University’s Annenberg Institute for School Reform and Office of the President, gives Providence-area high schoolers a glimpse into everyday life at college. The immersive day of events takes young students across College Hill to explore Brown’s multitude of classes, athletic programs and community engagement opportunities, and to interact one-on-one with Brown students, staff and faculty.
- | WJAR
“I myself was a first-generation student and my vision of college was what I saw on TV or in the movies growing up and I never really saw myself fitting into that life so are we hope that by offering them this experience it’ll help them feel welcome that they belong on College campuses,” said Soljane Martinez. Education Coordinator, the Annenberg Institute, Brown University
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- | WJAR
A new study from Brown University is shedding light on teacher retention and staffing challenges in Providence schools.
The report shows that teaching vacancies in Providence public schools remain high and it’s been harder to hang onto teachers since the pandemic.
However, they say the overall story is more mixed.
- | The Providence Journal
An Annenberg Institute analysis shows PPSD has struggled to attract and retain teachers. Are bonuses helping?
The Providence Public School District is still struggling to attract enough applicants and retain them, with interest limited in jobs serving high-needs students, a new Brown University report shows.
- | CalPoly Pomona
The Office of Student Success, Equity and Innovation (OSSEI) is partnering on the research project titled Student Engagement with and Experiences of Chatbot Communication. Led by Brown University and funded by the College Futures Foundation, the study will examine the implementation of student outreach chatbots on the CPP and CSU East Bay campuses and explore how the bot has engaged students in their academic careers. The study will also look at how bots can cultivate a sense of belonging in the campus community.
- | Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
PPSD and RI educator preparation programs coordinate to improve educator experiences and build stronger connections with local schools
All of Rhode Island’s major teacher preparation institutions have come together with the Providence Public School District (PPSD) to support a joint statement aimed at improving the way they work together. In a co-signed letter, the group commits to a new partnership meant to “address the teacher shortage in PPSD while simultaneously maintaining the quality mentoring experiences necessary for successful educator preparation.”
- | The Takeaway
We speak with John Diamond, Professor of Sociology and Education Policy at Brown University and author of “Despite the Best Intentions: How Inequality Thrives in Good Schools," about the importance of Black studies.
- | ABC News
"There's been a lot of debate on how variation in academic decline plays out across states and policy choices about closing schools, but, at this point, it's not clear that school closure policies were the main driver of the drops in performance," Nathaniel Schwartz, director of applied research at Brown University's Annenberg Institute for School Reform, told ABC News.