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To the Editor: “Here lies where Rhode Island used to be…” I can only imagine a speaker at an event in the future pointing to an outdated map of the United States during a lecture on crime, … more
REALITY WALL: Winman student assistance counselor …
When Marge Johnson talks about teenage brains, she uses her hands a lot. “They’re like mush, pliable,” she said, as if she was squeezing a foam ball. It’s her way of explaining why teens … more
Although Superintendent Dr. Richard D’Agostino and Committee member Karen Bacchus suggested alternatives to the Accelerated Learning Activities Program (ALAP), parents made a passionate plea for … more
To the Editor: City Council President Donna Travis’ comments regarding the school department in the May 21st edition of the Beacon deserve a response. For the record, neither Mrs. Travis nor … more
The Gorton community is breathing a sigh of relief following the School Committee’s vote Tuesday to postpone the close of the school until a long-term plan for the district is developed. This is … more
Warwick schools are stuck in neutral, and some fear unless action is taken soon to address declining enrollment with the consolidation of operations – especially secondary schools – millions will … more
Even if nothing is done, the next 10 days could reshape Warwick schools for decades to come, as well as set the stage for a budgetary showdown between the School Committee and the mayor and City … more
WARWICK VETERANS HIGH SCHOOL
In a 13-2 vote yesterday afternoon, the Long Term Facilities Planning Committee (LTFPC) recommended Warwick Veterans High School be re-purposed as a new junior high within two years. The official … more
While the city and schools ended the 2013 fiscal year with a collective surplus of $7.7 million, it’s too early in the budgeting process to know how that might affect expenditures and taxes going … more
It was only four years ago that residents of many cities and towns became painfully aware – when their auto tax bill arrived – of the real meaning of action at the state level to eliminate the … more
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