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A cold wind whipped across the athletic fields at Barrington High School, but Oskar Schnippering seemed immune to the chill.  Instead, the high school senior focused his attention squarely on … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Construction of a new East Providence High School, the funding for which was only approved some six weeks ago by voter approval of a $189.5 bond referendum, is already in an … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School Music Department hosted the second of two winter concerts Tuesday night in the school auditorium, featuring the choruses and symphonic band. The … more
PORTSMOUTH — Rhode Island public schools have some catching up to do before they can compare favorably to Massachusetts on student assessments, school officials lamented during … more
PORTSMOUTH — For the first time in years, students will report back to public schools after Labor Day next year. The School Committee Tuesday night unanimously approved the school … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The reverberations were still being felt locally from the recently released results of the state’s inaugural Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS) for school … more
Barrington officials attended a special swearing-in ceremony at the town hall on Monday night, Dec. 3. But before the new council and school committee members were administered the oaths of … more
Last year, St. Luke’s School’s fourth-graders wanted to do something for those served by the Mobile Loaves and Fishes Ministry truck which delivers food, beverages, gently used clothes … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The results from East Providence’s participation in the rollout of the state’s new student assessment system, RICAS, were far from satisfactory albeit with a hint of … more
Pat Tolento was planning a celebration for faculty and staff at Primrose Hill School following the recent release of the RICAS assessment scores. The principal of Primrose Hill School was very … more
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