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Rhode Island Earns C-minus on 'Best, Worst School Systems' List

Rhode Island Earns C-minus on 'Best, Worst School Systems' List

Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont were in the top 10 of WalletHub’s "Best and Worst School Systems" list. Rhode Island was No. 31.
Another Go — Rosenfield to Run for School Committee

Another Go — Rosenfield to Run for School Committee

Jay Rosenfield, president of Clerkbase — a paperless meeting agenda and minutes solution company — is running for the Ward 6 School Committee seat.
Kerri Kelleher to Run for School Committee

Kerri Kelleher to Run for School Committee

"Earlier today, I filed my declaration for School Committee, City-Wide. Thanks to my family for their support and love!" Kelleher said in a Facebook post on Monday afternoon.
After 10 Years, Iannazzi Won't Seek Reelection to School Committee

After 10 Years, Iannazzi Won't Seek Reelection to School Committee

The youngest person ever elected to the Cranston School Committee in 2004, Andrea Iannazzi, announced Monday that she won't seek another term after 10 years on the board.
Teacher's Union Adopts Resolution Demanding Fair Contract

Teacher's Union Adopts Resolution Demanding Fair Contract

“The membership is angry that the Cranston School Committee has used the threat of privatization as a bargaining ploy," the union president said.
Superintendent Blasts Cranston Teacher's Union over Stalled Contract Talks

Superintendent Blasts Cranston Teacher's Union over Stalled Contract Talks

The statement follows Friday's filing by the union of a claim of unfair labor practices with the state labor relation's board on behalf of teacher's assistants.
Dorcas Graduates First Crop of Students in Family Learning Program

Dorcas Graduates First Crop of Students in Family Learning Program

The first 25 participants in a family learning program at Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island celebrated their joint accomplishments in the classroom, home and community in a grad
Cranston Students Honored for Leadership

Cranston Students Honored for Leadership

Lt. 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 Lea
Voters will Decide on School Committee Term Limits

Voters will Decide on School Committee Term Limits

Council passes resolution calling for a ballot question asking voters to approve 10-year term limits for School Committee members.
Cranston Bay View Student Lands Merit Scholarship

Cranston Bay View Student Lands Merit Scholarship

She's also the valedictorian for the class of 2014 at Bay View Academy.
Meet your Three High School Student Leaders, Cranston

Meet your Three High School Student Leaders, Cranston

Three high school students in Cranston were recognized for showing leadership and making positive differences in their schools and communities on Monday at a State House ceremony.
Thousands Celebrate at URI's 128th Commencement

Thousands Celebrate at URI's 128th Commencement

More than 3,000 undergraduates received their degrees at the University of Rhode Island's 128th commencement ceremony on Sunday. Here are some sights and sounds.
CCRI Celebrates 49th Commencement

CCRI Celebrates 49th Commencement

In his commencement address, President Ray Di Pasquale told the graduating class to be proud that they are now a part of more than 62,000 CCRI alumni and encouraged them to share the importa
West Students win Civic Leadership Awards

West Students win Civic Leadership Awards

Both were recipients of the 2014 Secretary of State's Civic Leadership Award.
CHSW Senior Class President Says Admin. Needs to Improve Communication with Students

CHSW Senior Class President Says Admin. Needs to Improve Communication with Students

A letter from the Cranston High School West senior class president.
Seniors, Parents, Dismayed by Later End to School Year

Seniors, Parents, Dismayed by Later End to School Year

No more free pass for seniors in Cranston.
NEARI Calls for End to Standardized Testing

NEARI Calls for End to Standardized Testing

In a vote, NEARI delegates voted to take a stand against NECAP testing and issues relating to the Common Core curriculum.
Schools to Ask for $15m Bond to Fix Fire Code Violations, Repairs

Schools to Ask for $15m Bond to Fix Fire Code Violations, Repairs

School officials presented plans to the City Council's Finance Committee last night.
Gallo Submits Bill that would Fully Fund All-Day K

Gallo Submits Bill that would Fully Fund All-Day K

The legislation would fully fund all-day kindergarten for the 13 school districts in Rhode Island without full-day K beginning in the fall of 2015.