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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.
Tiverton School Committee Member Elected President of State Association

Tiverton School Committee Member Elected President of State Association

Jan Bergandy this month was elected president of the Rhode Island Association of School Committees.
Tiverton High Snubbed in Top 5 State Rankings

Tiverton High Snubbed in Top 5 State Rankings

US News & World Report this week released its annual report of the nation's top high schools.
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" candies.
When Does School Close for Winter Vacation in Tiverton?

When Does School Close for Winter Vacation in Tiverton?

Three weeks after returning from Thanksgiving recess, students get another break for Christmas and New Year's.
Tiverton Middle School Students Among Highest in Smoking, Marijuana Use

Tiverton Middle School Students Among Highest in Smoking, Marijuana Use

Data was compiled by the Department of Epidemiology in the Brown University School of Public Health for the RI State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup for use by cities and towns to battle
Portsmouth Students Among Lowest Users of Illegal Drugs in State

Portsmouth Students Among Lowest Users of Illegal Drugs in State

Data was compiled by the Department of Epidemiology in the Brown University School of Public Health for the RI State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup for use by cities and towns to battle
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.
Student Makes Gun Threat on Portsmouth School Bus

Student Makes Gun Threat on Portsmouth School Bus

A Portsmouth High School student has been suspended after allegedly making a threat on a school bus.
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.
Tiverton To Talk School Regionalization; Newport Joins Push

Tiverton To Talk School Regionalization; Newport Joins Push

Newport will join Middletown on a unified high school exploratory committee, while Portsmouth still objects any proposal for school regionalization.
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.