Rhode Island Classroom explores the latest technology, lessons, and people who are making the grade 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.
This episode of Rhode Island Classroom presents four stories. 'New Skills for Youth' visits North Scituate's Ponaganset High School's career and college readiness program. 'Paying for College' explores the various options for students and families to plan, save, and pay for college, from financial aid to scholarships to low-interest loans. 'Pre-school prep' presents the RI Department of Education’s Fun Family Activity Cards, designed to help parents of young children prepare them for school. In 'Fidget Spinners' educators, administrators, and therapists weigh in on contending with this concentration aid that has become a classroom distraction.