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NKHS Principal Accepts Job as Portsmouth Assistant Superintendent

NKHS Principal Accepts Job as Portsmouth Assistant Superintendent

Thomas Kenworthy, principal of North Kingstown High School, will bid farewell to the school he has led since 2010.

Meet Portsmouth's New Superintendent

Ana Riley, Portsmouth's new superintendent, joined Portsmouth This Week's host Doug Smith to talk about her new job and the school district.
School District Ends year with Substantial Surplus

School District Ends year with Substantial Surplus

Portsmouth ended the most-recent fiscal year with a $425,000 surplus.
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.
Cortvriend Picked to Lead School Committee in 4-3 Vote

Cortvriend Picked to Lead School Committee in 4-3 Vote

Croston had indicated he would cede the leadership post on the board after a series of accusations by fellow member Frederick Faerber that he has overstepped his authority as well as increas
Abuse of Power Allegations Leveled against School Committee Chairman

Abuse of Power Allegations Leveled against School Committee Chairman

Allegations come from a fellow committee member, who says Portsmouth School Committee chairman has been acting like a self-appointed superintendent, most-recently authorizing the pouring of
Croston Announces He'll Step Down as Chairman

Croston Announces He'll Step Down as Chairman

Croston, who took heat after he reportedly yelled at Hathaway School Principal Lisa Little earlier this year during a superintendent search committee meeting, said he'd step down by the end
PBA Awards Two PHS Seniors $1,000 Scholarships for Academic Excellence

PBA Awards Two PHS Seniors $1,000 Scholarships for Academic Excellence

The awards are based on academic merit and the scholarships go to two PHS students each year. The money comes from fundraising efforts led by the PBA, which included a road race in 2013 in a
What Questions would You Ask the New Superintendent?

What Questions would You Ask the New Superintendent?

Help us ask the right questions of the new superintendent, Ana Riley, who comes to Portsmouth after serving as superintendent in Dartmouth, Mass.
Coach Appointments on School Committee Agenda

Coach Appointments on School Committee Agenda

The committee will be appointing coaches for football, soccer, cross country, tennis and cheerleading at Portsmouth High School.
Schoonover lands Somerset Superintendent Job

Schoonover lands Somerset Superintendent Job

Schoonover will depart Portsmouth after serving many years as a teacher before becoming an administrator.
Ana Riley is Portsmouth's New Superintendent of Schools

Ana Riley is Portsmouth's New Superintendent of Schools

School Committee votes 7-0 to appoint Dartmouth Superintendent Ana Riley to the superintendent's job in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Youth Substance Abuse Report Paints Stark Picture of Problem

A public meeting, during which much of the report's findings will be discussed, is planned for June 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Portsmouth Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road.
School Officials Express Concern About

School Officials Express Concern About "Lack of Professionalism"

"We express our concern with the lack of professionalism on the part of the chairman of the School Committee in working with the members of the Portsmouth Leadership Team," the statement rea
Members of Superintendent Search Committee Resign in Protest

Members of Superintendent Search Committee Resign in Protest

Six members have reportedly resigned in just the past few days.
Portsmouth Lands $2,000 Post-Prom Party Grant

Portsmouth Lands $2,000 Post-Prom Party Grant

The annual Post Prom Party enters its 17th year this year with a funding boost after coming in first in The Herron Project's Purple and Proud After Prom Award program.
Schoonover a Finalist for Mass. Superintendent Job

Schoonover a Finalist for Mass. Superintendent Job

Portsmouth's assistant superintendent could be picked for the top job in nearby Somerset.
Portsmouth Teachers get STEM Training thanks to Raytheon

Portsmouth Teachers get STEM Training thanks to Raytheon

The session was funded by a $37,000 grant from Raytheon and each teacher got a curriculum guide and a materials kit to implement engineering activities in the classroom.