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Schools

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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.
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.
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.
Local High Schools Competing for Nation's Best Rivalry

Local High Schools Competing for Nation's Best 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.
Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Student loan debt likely will force today's college grads to work longer.
Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Regular inspection of your child’s texts, Facebook and Twitter may not show whether they’re involved in cyberbullying.
Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

To do everything you’re supposed to do, you’d need a time machine.
Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

The debate over homework rages among American parents and educators, and many question its value altogether.
Did Punishment for Toy Gun Keychain Go Too Far?

Did Punishment for Toy Gun Keychain Go Too Far?

A seventh-grade Coventry student was suspended after the quarter-sized keychain fell out of his backpack. Did the school overreact?
Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Reports of severe allergic reactions have spiked, but that doesn’t mean your kid’s PB&J’s are banned.
France Hates Youth Beauty Pageants. Should We?

France Hates Youth Beauty Pageants. Should We?

France wants to ban Honey Boo Boo-style pageants and crass child advertising. The former would never happen in the US, but the latter could.
Louis CK Explains How to Fight Cyberbullying

Louis CK Explains How to Fight Cyberbullying

The comedian says part of the problem can be solved by just not giving kids phones.
Great Back to School Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Great Back to School Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Help your little one get a good start to the day with these easy-to-make, healthy morning meals.