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By KEN WAGNER Rushie Vilane from the Woonsocket P-TECH program plans to be the first in her family to go to college. Christopher Bove from Middletown High School called the PrepareRI Internship the most rewarding experience of his life. Thanks to her more
By BOB HOUGHTALING It's been said that substance abuse does not occur in a vacuum. With this stated, perhaps it is imperative that we begin to view one of our nation's biggest concerns from a contextual perspective. Factors like family history, more
By AARON REGUNBERG More and more often, community and faith leaders have begun referring to climate change as the existential threat of our time" - language the scientific community has used for decades. What does being "the existential threat" mean? It" more
By REP. JOSEPH M. McNAMARA We've all heard or read a lot lately about the state of education in Rhode Island. The recent round of RICAS (Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System) scores has left parents, educators and policymakers frustrated and more
By JOSEPH CROWLEY Rhode Island rushed to adopt a new educational assessment, RICAS, patterned after Massachusetts' MCAS. The scores came in. Rhode Island students did not do nearly as well as their Massachusetts peers. Everyone rushed to a negative more
Stress has become part of our “hurry up” society where we are overwhelmed with too much incoming stimulation, especially during the holidays. The season is fraught with a frenzy of … more
By WALTER BUD" CRADDOCK December is an important month for many Rhode Islanders as the winter holidays are the times when many people travel to be with their families. It will be an important period this year for the Division of Motor Vehicles as we" more
By JOSEPH CROWLEY The scores are in. Rhode Island's students did not appear to do as well on the RICAS as students in Massachusetts. RICAS is Rhode Island's version of the Mass. Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) - a test of academic more
By KRZYSZTOF MATHEWS I have now been working in digital media for twenty years. Now in my case, I came to these tools and processes in graduate school. When I was in the illustration department at RISD this technology was not yet available in the more
On Nov. 29, the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) released results for students, grades 3-8, on the new state test, The Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS). RICAS is the … more
By SMITA WADHWANI Taking care of an aging parent or loved one is an extremely meaningful and important role. However, it is widely known that caregiving duties can take up a significant part of a person's life. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, more
By JOHN LaFORGE It gets harder to commemorate World War I, because of time and the public's embrace of, or indifference to, a permanent war economy. About the Great War British novelist H.G. Wells wrote on August 14, 1914, This is already the vastest" more
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