January 12, 2022 The Honorable Governor Daniel McKee State House 82 Smith Street Providence, RI 02903 Dear Governor McKee, The Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals understands and strongly supports the need for students to be in the classroom every day. In fact, attendance is the single biggest factor in student achievement. For the better part of the past two years our members, like all other Rhode Islanders, have had every aspect of their lives disrupted by the consequences of Covid-19. The entire Rhode Island school community has shown remarkable resilience under...
PTU prepares 10,000 books for book drive for Providence students. — with Colleen Callahan and Maribeth Reynolds-Calabro at Providence Teachers Union Community Outreach.
Presidents of Providence Teachers Union and Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals on Gov. Dan McKee PROVIDENCE, R.1.-Statements by Maribeth Calabro, president of the Providence Teachers Union, and Frank Flynn, president ofthe Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals, on Dan McKee taking over as governor: PTU President Calabro said: "We look forward to working with Gov. McKee to improve and invest in Providence public schools. To say the least, it's been a difficult year, as we've grappled with the state takeover, disrupted education due to COVID-19...
January 12, 2022 The Honorable Governor Daniel McKee State House 82 Smith Street Providence, RI 02903 Dear Governor McKee, The Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals understands and strongly supports the need for students to be in the classroom every day. In fact, attendance is the single biggest factor in student achievement. For the better part of the past two years our members, like all other Rhode Islanders, have had every aspect of their lives disrupted by the consequences of Covid-19. The entire Rhode Island school community has shown remarkable resilience under...
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2020 Providence, R.I. (November 16, 2020) – Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals (RIFTHP) President Frank Flynn and National Education Association Rhode Island (NEARI) President Larry Purtill, and leaders of the unions representing the vast majority of Rhode Island teachers and education support professionals, today called for “a holiday pause” of in-person learning and a move to distance learning for K-12 students statewide by November 23.   The Ocean State is amid an alarming rise in community spread of COVID-19. Viral caseloads coupled...
Personal protective equipment for frontline health-care workers, like face shields, masks, gowns and gloves, has been in short supply around the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read More