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Editorial: Power grab for public unions
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Feb 11, 8:17 AM: Should binding arbitration for teachers be approved, “you’d have a situation where you could have as much as 75 percent of the budget governed by an unelected arbitrator versus a local official,” warned Brian Daniels, executive >
R.I. to rethink high school instruction in partnership with education nonprofit
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Feb 7, 6:28 AM: Three schools will be selected to receive $500,000 each from XQ to redesign their schools. The money can be used to implement the new high school design, which might call for changing the class schedule, using technology in new ways >
R.I. Senate president: Schools report ‘totally unacceptable’
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Dec 18, 6:36 AM: Dismal student test scores have led Rhode Island’s legislative leaders to open a door to passage of significant school-reform legislation including, for example, a statewide curriculum and new graduation requirements.
My Turn: Erika Sanzi: With R.I. schools, fox guards hen house
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Dec 6, 8:42 AM: While there is nothing inherently wrong with working for NEARI (where she received $166,580 in compensation in 2015, the latest report), the mission of the organization is in direct conflict with the responsibilities of a school >
R.I. Foundation launches long-term planning group
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Dec 5, 6:46 AM: The committee, which held its first meeting on Nov. 27, is looking to determine what the state’s educational goals should be within the next 10 years and shape them into a “shared, inclusive, long-term vision and a comprehensive, >
Education chief: RI’s poor results on new test are ‘our truth-telling moment’
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Nov 30, 6:24 AM: Student performance can now be compared to Massachusetts now that Rhode Island has adopted the MCAS, a highly-regarded standardized test the Bay State adopted 20 years ago in its drive for more demanding academic standards. There >
Raimondo’s rivals see political motive in delayed release of school test scores
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Nov 2, 6:29 AM: Gov. Gina Raimondo’s challengers, Republican Allan Fung and independent Joe Trillo, allege that politics are behind the R.I. education commissioner’s decision to wait until after the election to release scores from a new >
Education: NEARI endorses Raimondo for governor
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Oct 12, 6:55 AM: Acknowledging this will be a “difficult recommendation” for public school teachers and others still bristling over pension cuts, the political-action arm of the National Education Association Rhode Island has endorsed Democrat Gina >
State offers money for low- to moderate-income students to attend college
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Sep 26, 6:10 AM: Rhode Island Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, alongside the Rhode Island Department of Education and Research Improving People’s Lives, announced on Monday morning the creation of the Rhode2College Program, a statewide initiative designed to >
Opinion: Clay Johnson: Defending a low-performing system
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Sep 4, 5:59 AM: There he goes again. Barry Ricci, the Chariho schools superintendent, is claiming that school choice is putting a hurt on “traditional” public schools (“Giving parents choices is costly,” Commentary, Aug. 27). He highlights the >
R.I. ranks seventh worst in nation for percentage of chronically absent students
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Sep 4, 5:14 AM: Rhode Island ranks seventh-worst in the nation for the percentage of students who are chronically absent, according to a national study by Attendance Works, an organization committed to improving attendance policy, practice and >
RI schools reinventing classroom through personalized learning
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Aug 31, 6:24 AM: Now that he’s the principal of the school, Anderson is working closely with the teachers there to reinvent the classroom by embracing personalized learning, an innovative concept designed to tailor the school experience for the >
Editorial: Getting students back into school
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Aug 28, 6:45 AM: We’ve known for a long time that children from low-income homes tend to face greater challenges than other students. An education summit in Providence this month reminds us of yet another stumbling block: too many of those >
Allegations of Coercion, Deception Levied in RI, As Teachers Union Tries to Hold On To Members
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Aug 27, 6:38 AM: A letter obtained by GoLocalProv.com from the Bristol-Warren Education Association to teachers -- outlining what they will not get, if they do not opt into union representation, following the recentU.S. Supreme Court that unions >
R.I. group launches campaign to encourage union disaffiliation
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Aug 21, 6:50 AM: The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity has joined with like-minded groups in other states on what it describes as a $10-million campaign to “educate″ public employees how to extricate themselves from their >
Opinion: Charter schools help combat segregation
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Aug 3, 7:02 AM: As part of its intentionally diverse model, Blackstone Valley Prep Academy (BVP), a charter school network in Rhode Island, draws students from four different communities — Lincoln, Central Falls, Cumberland, and Pawtucket — >
Editorial: R.I. needs more charters
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Jul 31, 5:31 AM: Rhode Island is not the only state that limits the number of charter schools children can attend in lieu of traditional public schools. But it does stand out among them, according to a recent study by the Thomas B. Fordham >
City councilors question zoning decision on new RISE Prep Mayoral Academy location
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Jul 26, 6:27 AM: The appeal of the decision is the latest episode in the ongoing opposition of several city councilors to RISE Prep Mayoral Academy, a project championed by Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt that first opened to kindergartners from >
Unique entrepreneurship program offered at Scituate High
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Jul 26, 6:03 AM: As the second RIDE-approved entrepreneurship pathway offered in the state, the school will offer a program that is as unique and flexible as its students, according to Principal Michael Hassell, who said the program is designed as >
Pathway to competition
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Jul 19, 6:27 AM: This summer, school districts across northern Rhode Island are jockeying for position as they try to get ahead of the field on developing new educational pathway programs for students. With money at stake as children leave their >

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