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Highlander Students Accepted to Student Diplomacy Corp Summer Program

Tegra Mandishona and Olivia Hazard, of Highlander Charter School, were accepted to the Student Diplomacy Corp Summer Program. The Student Diplomacy Corps creates opportunities for underserved high school students from across the nation to access dynamic summer study away programs that build college readiness, deepen empathy and unleash the potential of youth. For four weeks Tegra will be in Italy and Olivia will be in France. Congratulations!

The teacher pipeline is broken. Segue Institute for Learning wants to fix it.

The school’s leaders knew that 100% of the surveyed parents at the K-8 Central Falls charter school wished Segue also offered a high school. They knew that the number of people going into education as a profession is dwindling as pay issues become more daunting. They knew Rhode Island needs more teachers, and even more specifically that Rhode Island needs more diverse teachers, as 89% are white, according to a 2019 report.  In fall 2024, Segue plans to open a high school with a focus on encouraging students to go into the education field, whether as teachers, administrators, counselors or whatever else a school may need. Read more from The Providence Journal here

Best public high schools in Rhode Island include Charter Schools

Stacker compiled a list of the 30 best public high schools in Rhode Island. Several charter schools made the list, including: New England Laborers’/Cranston Public Schools Construction & Career Academy, Highlander Charter School, Blackstone Valley Prep and The Greene School. Read more from What’s Up Newp.

SEL, Mentoring, Career Prep: Schools That Deliver What Parents Say They Want

The 74 highlights the innovative work at Blackstone Academy Charter School focused on student relationships and wellness.

At Blackstone Academy, a public charter school in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, the same students meet daily with the same adult leader for multiple years, providing an opportunity to form deeper relationships than are often possible in conventional schools.

Many other Canopy schools integrate social and emotional learning throughout the academic curriculum. They offer mental health supports, train adults to recognize and respond to students who are impacted by traumatic stress, and pair students with an adult in school for regular individualized mentoring.

Johnston Resident Elected to National EL Education SAC

Congratulations to Khadijah Hilmy of The Greene School who was named to the national ELEducation Student Advisory Council. A great leadership and learning opportunity for her, and a great honor to have been chosen from students across the country. Read more from her hometown newspaper, the Johnston Sun Rise, here