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Cranston Students Honored for Leadership
Jun 11, 2014 • Patch.comLt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts honored Rhode Island's exemplary high school seniors on May 19, 2014 in the State Room of the Rhode Island State House as part of the Lieutenant Governor's Leadership Awards Program. By Mark Schieldrop (Patch Staff) June ... More
The RI High Schools with the Most Absentee Students
Dec 4, 2014 • GoLocalProv“The data are startling,” said Julia Steiny, an education consultant who works for the Rhode Island Department of Education. State educators define chronically absent as missing 10 percent of school days. At 180 mandated days a year, that usually comes ... More
The RI High Schools with the Most Depressed Students
Nov 13, 2014 • GoLocalProv“We know that [there] is a growing problem of children with mental health disorders, not just in Rhode Island but in the rest of the nation,” said Elizabeth Burke Bryant, executive director of Rhode Island Kids Count, which annually collects reams of ... More
Crowd decries PUC-approved electricity rate hike + Video
Dec 23, 2014 • The Providence JournalEven as commission members tried to explain that the rate hike only covers the cost of power and does not provide for any profit for National Grid, the crowd objected, accusing the PUC of bowing to pressure from Rhode Island's dominant utility, which ... More
Chafee, RI Hospital respond to nurses' union Ebola concerns
Oct 20, 2014 • The Providence JournalChafee and Rhode Island Hospital responded to A UNAP membership survey released Monday that reflects “widespread concern, confusion and a lack of confidence in the state's ability to appropriately ensure patient and caregiver safety” with regard to ... More
Chronic Absenteeism: How Does Your Local High School Compare?
Dec 4, 2014 • GoLocalProvFigures are taken from the InfoWorks database maintained by the Rhode Island Department of Education. As the state defines it, a student has become chronically absent when he or she has missed 10 percent of the school year. With a 180-day mandated ... More
Hazardous Waste Settlement Leads to School Cleanups ....
Aug 23, 2013 • U.S. EPA.gov (press release)August 23, 2013) – A commercial waste handler in Rhode Island has agreed to pay a fine of $58,278 and to spend $252,152 to clean hazardous chemicals out of approximately 60 schools in Rhode Island and Massachusetts in order to settle EPA claims that ... More
Johnston fires rookie officer charged in break-in
Aug 9, 2013 • Turn to 10Jeff Martino Sr. · Johnston Senior High School. Marisa Ciccone violated department regulations, policies and procedures. oh and what would that be , oh I ... Powered by WorldNow. 23 Kenney Drive Cranston, R.I., 02920. Telephone: 401.455.9100. Fax: 401 ... More
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