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Rhode Island Ranked in Bottom Half of Country in 'Kids Count' Report

Rhode Island Ranked in Bottom Half of Country in 'Kids Count' Report

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual "Kids Count" survey ranked the Ocean State No. 26.
South Kingstown School Official Honored for Leadership

South Kingstown School Official Honored for Leadership

S. Scott Mueller, member of the South Kingstown School Committee, recently received a Distinguished Service Award from the National School Boards Association.
Local High School Student Nearly Tweets His Way Out of Final Exam

Local High School Student Nearly Tweets His Way Out of Final Exam

Patrick Limoges bet his math teacher that if he earned 50,000 retweets, he could skip his final exam in mathematics.
Narragansett High School Nurse Charged with Heroin Possession

Narragansett High School Nurse Charged with Heroin Possession

Nurse placed on administrative leave after being found unconscious in her car with heroin and a crack pipe outside Rippy's Liquors and Marketplace earlier this month.
Narragansett Students Campaign Against R-Word

Narragansett Students Campaign Against R-Word

The "Spread The Word to End the Word" campaign was highlighted this week.
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.
RI Students Make Big Gains In Reading

RI Students Make Big Gains In Reading

Still, 62 percent of Rhode Island fourth-graders are reading below proficient levels.
URI Researchers Developing Tiny Weapons to Combat Big Oil Spills

URI Researchers Developing Tiny Weapons to Combat Big Oil Spills

Engineers and chemists at the University of Rhode Island are finding success using nanoparticles to clean oil spills.
Local Foster Teens Pen Book About Life Experiences

Local Foster Teens Pen Book About Life Experiences

The 22 students who contributed to the book participated in URI's First Star Academy in 2012.
URI Basketball Coach Looks to 'Stomp Out Cancer'

URI Basketball Coach Looks to 'Stomp Out Cancer'

Coach Dan Hurley and his staff will participate in the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Awareness Weekend to benefit the American Cancer Society.
Snow Day: Narragansett, SK Schools, URI Closed Wednesday

Snow Day: Narragansett, SK Schools, URI Closed Wednesday

Area schools have started to announce closures in advance of increasing snowfall and wintery conditions.
Champlin Foundations Awards URI 4 Technology Grants to Support Teaching, Research

Champlin Foundations Awards URI 4 Technology Grants to Support Teaching, Research

The four Champlin grants total more than $650,000.
3 URI Graduate Students Selected for NOAA Fellowship

3 URI Graduate Students Selected for NOAA Fellowship

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fellowship will afford students an opportunity to work on marine policy issues for a year in Washington, D.C.
Snow Day: Narragansett, SK Schools Closed Friday

Snow Day: Narragansett, SK Schools Closed Friday

Area schools have started to announce closures in advance of increasing snowfall and wintery conditions.
Wakefield Teen Works as Student Innovator at Pomfret School

Wakefield Teen Works as Student Innovator at Pomfret School

Hannah Thoms of Wakefield recently participated in an innovative academic experiment at the Pomfret School in Connecticut.
URI Graduate School of Oceanography Secures Rockefeller Foundation Grant

URI Graduate School of Oceanography Secures Rockefeller Foundation Grant

The grant will be used to fund sustainable fisheries work.
Local Professors Win Prestigious Fellowships to Pen European History Books

Local Professors Win Prestigious Fellowships to Pen European History Books

Andrea Rusnock, professor of history and Catherine Sama, professor of Italian, were awarded fellowships, providing each of them the opportunity to author a book.
URI Students Send 80 Bikes to Uganda

URI Students Send 80 Bikes to Uganda

In Uganda, the bikes will help health care workers reach sick people in remote villages. In Ghana, they will go to a cooperative bike shop staffed by people who are physically challenged, mo