BVP Press Releases

Press Releases at Blackstone Valley Prep

Blackstone Valley Prep Middle School 1 Named a Commended School

Today, the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) announced that Blackstone Valley Prep Middle School 1 (MS1) and twenty-one other schools across the state are Commended. RIDE’s 2016 classifications, the highest in their accountability system, are based on Composite Index Scores that comprise measures of student proficiency (in English language arts and mathematics), gap [...]

An Open Letter to the Blackstone Valley Prep Community

On Monday, June 20th, senior leadership at Blackstone Valley Prep learned that disrespectful and disparaging written comments about students and families were allegedly written by some of our high school staff. We immediately launched a full internal investigation which included interviewing the alleged teachers involved. That investigation is ongoing. Late yesterday, Blackstone [...]

Governor Raimondo honors 17 R.I. Commended Schools

At a ceremony at the Rockwell School (Bristol Warren), Governor Raimondo yesterday (June 14, 2016) honored the 17 schools that the R.I. Department of Education (RIDE) has designated as 2016 Commended Schools, the highest classification on the Rhode Island accountability system. The Rockwell School and the Fort Barton Elementary School (Tiverton) have been commended for […]

Award Winning Author, Grace Lin, Visits Elementary School 1

On Friday, June 3rd, Blackstone Valley Prep (BVP) Mayoral Academy, Elementary School 1 welcomed Grace Lin, award-winning author and illustrator. Her visit was made possible with a Spark Grant, a highly competitive grant conceived of and funded by Letitia and John Carter and managed by the Rhode Island Foundation. Spark Grants offer third-grade teachers up […]

Private Financing for Public Education

This article was written by Jessica Pothering and originally published by the Stanford Social Innovation Review. It was also featured on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation website. Click here to view the original article.   In the back of the auditorium on opening day at Blackstone Valley Prep middle school, a petite woman with […]