local programs & productions

Rhode Island Classroom LogoRhode Island Classroom Logo



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.


Nicole Muri SearlesNicole Muri SearlesProducer: Nicole has vast experience in television as a reporter, anchor and producer covering some of the biggest stories in New England. A native Rhode Islander, she is happiest telling local stories that make an impact. Nicole brings tremendous storytelling acumen to the programs she produces including, Community Conversations, Rhode Island Classroom and Our Town, a Rhode Island favorite.

For comments and questions, please email Nicole Muri.