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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.
EP Student Wins $2,000 Science Scholarship

EP Student Wins $2,000 Science Scholarship

The first ever Aspen Aerogels Technology Award was presented at East Providence High School’s Awards Night ceremony on June 9.
Bay View Celebrates Class of 2014 at Graduation

Bay View Celebrates Class of 2014 at Graduation

On Monday,, the 115 members of Bay View Academy’s Class of 2014 donned white robes, gloves and caps and received their diplomas at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Providence.
Despite Improved State Testing Scores, 1,800+ RI Seniors at Risk of Not Graduating

Despite Improved State Testing Scores, 1,800+ RI Seniors at Risk of Not Graduating

The latest state assessments show improvement in test results and graduation rates, though many seniors are in danger of not meeting graduation requirements.
Virtual Classes to Offset Snow Days?

Virtual Classes to Offset Snow Days?

One Massachusetts high school gave it a try.
School Officials Report Significant Progress on NEASC Concerns

School Officials Report Significant Progress on NEASC Concerns

More than half of items outstanding with about $700,000 left out of $15 million.
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
EP Graduation Rate Lags Behind State

EP Graduation Rate Lags Behind State

East Providence High School graduates about 71 percent of its students, a rate in the bottom 10 in the state.
EP High Competing for Nation's Best Football Rivalry

EP High Competing for Nation's Best Football Rivalry

Vote for one of 5 pairs of local high schools in the national competition.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
RI Students Perform on Average Nationally

RI Students Perform on Average Nationally

Eighth- and fourth-graders ranked in the middle of the road in both reading and math when compared with students across the country.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.