'Rhode Island Classroom' Presents Four Stories of Success through Novel Programs

Last Updated by Lucie Raposo on
TitleRhode Island Classroom
Original PostMay 31, 2019
Updated AirdatesFriday, June 7 at 8 p.m.


"Challenge Success" at LaSalle Academy, ProvidenceChallenge Success is a project started at Stanford University in 2007 to counter the pressure, stress, and anxiety students currently face, and develop resources and strategies for a more balanced and academically fulfilling life for students. Locally, the non-profit Challenge Success is partnering with LaSalle Academy in Providence to help its students, faculty, administrators, and parents understand student pressures and provide them with the tools they need to face and alleviate those pressures and be successful. 

Compass School in Kingston, RIThe Compass School in Kingston, RI, is a charter elementary school whose mission is to foster a love for learning by teaching real-life skills through project-based work on their farm. Yes, their farm - with live animals, gardens, and greenhouses worked by the students, in addition to the classrooms.

Riverzedge in Woonsocket, RIRiverzedge Arts  in Woonsocket is an after-school program for high school students. From graphic arts to media arts, students learn hands-on about the different art forms. Students in upper grades apply their creative skills to benefit local businesses, who, as outside clients, hire the students. This win-win situation has students learning a trade in the arts and earning a wage. 

Warwick Area Career + Technical Center In another segment, Rhode Island Classroom visits the Aviation Program at the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center, where students build airplanes and use flight simulators inside their classroom. Even better, students finish the program with an internship at T.F. Green Airport, where they learn about all aspects of aviation, from grounds maintenance to airport administration.

Rhode Island Classroom explores the latest technology, lessons, and people who are making a difference in Rhode Island's Kindergarten through Grade 12 classrooms. Produced by WSBE Rhode Island PBS, Rhode Island Classroom is a half-hour quarterly series that introduces stand-out teachers who are inspiring students, break-through courses offered in area schools, and new, exciting programs that are motivating students to succeed.

WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits high-definition (HD) programming over the air on digital 36.1; on cable services in RI: Cox 08 / 1008HD, Verizon FiOS 08 / 508HD, and Full Channel 08; on MA cable services: Comcast 819HD and Verizon FiOS 18 / 518HD; on satellite services: DirecTV 36, Dish Network 36.

This edition of Rhode Island Classroom will be available on ripbs.org after broadcast.