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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.
Middletown's Cressman Inducted into Order of the Engineer

Middletown's Cressman Inducted into Order of the Engineer

The Order of the Engineer began in the United States in 1970 and now has links throughout the country.
Middletown High Ranks 5th in RI, According to US News & World Report

Middletown High Ranks 5th in RI, According to US News & World Report

The school also nabbed a Silver Award from US News & World Report as it was ranked 1,504th nationally.
School's International Festival Next Week Looks Tasty and Educational

School's International Festival Next Week Looks Tasty and Educational

The festival is open to the public and all are welcome.
Comedy Show to Benefit Middletown Public Schools

Comedy Show to Benefit Middletown Public Schools

Stand up and support Middletown schools. . .with some stand up comedy!
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.
Portsmouth Warns Parents of Students 'Snorting Smarties'

Portsmouth Warns Parents of Students 'Snorting Smarties'

An e-mail was sent out to Portsmouth parents Thursday about some Portsmouth Middle School students allegedly "snorting Smarties" candy.
ASA LEGO Team Earns Second Place in Championship

ASA LEGO Team Earns Second Place in Championship

The All Saints Academy LEGO team came in second overall at a state championship.
Middletown Schools Cancel Classes Friday

Middletown Schools Cancel Classes Friday

Middletown Public Schools have canceled classes for Friday, Jan. 3
Middletown Students Report Higher Substance Use Than RI Average

Middletown Students Report Higher Substance Use Than RI Average

Students in Middletown schools reported they use more drug use than students in other Rhode Island communities, according to a special report.
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.
Newport to Join Middletown in Unified High School Exploratory Comittee

Newport to Join Middletown in Unified High School Exploratory Comittee

Newport will join Middletown on a unified high school exploratory committee
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.