Providence Talks: In The News

Recent Press
Christian Science Monitor: How to End The Word Gap
CS Monitor feature piece on Providence Talks; interview with Jasmine Davis, home visitor for Providence Talks partner agency Federal Hill House
NBC Nightly News
NBC Nightly News covers Providence Talks:
The most powerful thing we could give poor kids is completely free
Three T’s’ uses words to feed toddlers’ brains
Providence Talks program, aimed at closing income-based ‘word gap,’ learns lessons
Thirty Million Little Words For A Lifetime Of Difference (interview with Dr. Dana Suskind)
Dr. Dana Suskind: Parents’ Talk Key To Learning
Does Talking To Your Kids Make A Difference?
Panel Surveys Providence Talks’ Impact
Providence Talks 2015 Graduation Ceremony
Providence Talks Testimonial – Spanish
Providence Talks Testimonial – English
Providence Talks on Al Jazeera
The New Yorker – The Talking Cure
The poorer parents are, the less they talk with their children. The mayor of Providence is trying to close the “word gap.”
RI Monthly – Closing the Gap
Online / Print
NYTimes – Trying to Close a Knowledge Gap, Word by Word
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ABC 6 – New literacy program uses “word pedometer”
Online / TV
BBC News – Closing the ‘word gap’ by teaching parents to talk to babies
Online
The Economist – In the beginning was the word
Online / Print
Providence Talks on Univision
Online / video
Providence family at nexus of program’s efforts to get babies ready to learn
Providence Journal
Online / Print
How to Raise Verbal Children
Slate.com
Online / Radio
Pilot Program Begins to Help Low-Income Children Learn
NBC 10
Online / TV
Inside Look: Progress of literacy program ‘Providence Talks’
WPRI.com
Online
Closing the ‘Word Gap’ between Rich and Poor
NPR
Radio
Can We Disrupt Poverty by Changing How Poor Parents Talk to Their Kids?
The Atlantic Cities
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Providence Takes On The ‘Word Gap’
Radio Boston
Radio
RI City Wins $5M Bloomberg Prize with Word Gap Fix
The Associated Press
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Providence’s $5 million plan to shrink the “word gap”
The Boston Globe
Print
Providence named Mayors Challenge winner, awarded $5M
Providence Business News
Print
Providence wins $5M, gets Bloomberg praise
WPRO
Radio
Taveras, Providence win big national contest for $5 million innovation grant
RIPR
Radio
Providence Wins $5M Bloomberg Prize to Close the Word Gap
RIPR
Radio
Providence wins Bloomberg prize
Politico
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Mayor Mike’s Challenge
CBS News
TV
A Competition of Cities – Developing New Ideas to Improve Life
Morning Joe
TV
Providence Wins Mayors Challenge Prize for Early Childhood Project
The Atlantic Cities
Online