Workshops PFS Spring 2013 Workshop include: Partnership Principles: Service-learning in Action, Collective Problem-solving for Partners, and School-Business Partnerships
Partnerships for Success is pleased to announce the Spring 2013 round of PFS Mini-Grants, funded through Rhode Island Campus Compact, Rhode Island Office of Higher Education, and the College Access Challenge Grant program. PFS mini-grants will support new and existing school-based partnerships between K-12 schools and institutions of higher education.
Educators from across the state of Rhode Island gather today, December 13th, to discuss challenges in the field of college access and success. These leaders in education will share their experiences in an effort to spark a robust discussion of current challenges, ongoing solutions, and the role of PK-16 partnerships in their work.
PFS recently awarded several $500-$2,000 mini-grants to support new and existing partnerships dedicated to college access and success.
A partnership between Salve Regina University and several Newport Public Schools, “Ecology Comes Alive” is an illustrative example of a PFS mini-grant in action. Dr. Kathleen Knickerson, a professor in Salve’s Education Department, and several 4th grade teachers in a local Newport school utilized the PFS mini-grant to bring in fresh materials from the Narraganset Bay in an interactive ecology science unit.
Complete! The PFS Advisory Council has successfully concluded a six-month strategic planning process. The results of this planning are featured in the PFS Mission, Vision, and Values statements found here. These statements form the guidelines of the program and articulate the vision of PFS for Rhode Island PK-16 education.