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My husband is a caveman. Before you conjure up an image of him beating his chest while grunting, “Make fire!” or dragging me by my hair, allow me to enlist your attention to qualify this … 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 CLAIRE MCWILLIAMS Throughout my 30-year career, I have taught grades K-12 and I've seen how the conversation on how to keep our schools safe has changed. In 1999, when the Columbine students and teachers were murdered, those of us who go to work in more
By MEGHAN HUGHES and JULIAN L. ASSID Rhode Island is now home to one of the most significant experiments to align education and workforce development that will reap benefits for college students, employers, and the digital economy. At the center of this 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 HERB WEISS The CDC says it's a no-brainer as to what issue I should cover this week. Being homebound for three or four days, with the flu, and my submittal deadline looming, I pen my commentary on widespread flu activity now being reported in Rhode 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 GREG JACOBI Student loan debt can feel like a dark cloud hanging over your plans. So let's let some daylight in. Today, you have options - and reasons for optimism. Remember, you're far from alone: 45 million Americans owe $1.5 trillion in student more
By JESSICA DAVID Opportunity Zones, a new and very different type of incentive created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, are getting a lot of attention nationally and locally. This new incentive is intended to encourage private investment, and more
By DR. MICHAEL DACEY The United States is experiencing dramatic changes in healthcare and nowhere is this more evident than right here in Rhode Island in the debate over the acquisition of Care New England (CNE) by Partners Healthcare in Boston. I was more
By MAUREEN MARTIN As Women's History Month comes to an end, it is a time to honor the outstanding achievements of women throughout history and celebrate the work that remains ongoing through various movements and organizations. One such movement, more
By BOB HOUGHTALING Who would have thought 30 years ago that one day children would need to be taught how to play? Who would have thought that strategies were necessary to help kids talk with each other, remain focused and relax? We are presently in the more
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