The condition of Providence Public Schools left a research team from Johns Hopkins in tears earlier this year. Now, there’s a renewed push to improve the state’s largest school system. The woman leading that charge is Rhode Island Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green.

The state takeover of Providence schools is expected to take place in late October or early November. Opponents have until September 4 to register objections to the takeover.

The challenges facing Providence schools include low expectations for students, the poor condition of many school buildings, and concerns among teachers and students about safety.

A state takeover of the Providence Public School District raises questions about what it actually takes to turn a school system around. We want to hear from you. What do you think it will take to fix Providence's schools? Share your thoughts here.