Thursday, May 6, 2021

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Op-Ed

Smart investment in America’s future: Doubling the max Pell grant

College affordability and access to higher education have been topics of much discussion in Washington, D.C., and throughout our region in recent years. And...

Vaccine mandates not only tool to push workers

A workplace showdown may be brewing over mandating vaccinations. Employers would love the sense of certainty that comes with a vaccinated workforce. Workers can be...

Rise in Treasury yields is a warning to Washington

President Joe Biden will likely face an economic headwind that no president has faced since Bill Clinton in his first term – rising interest...
Laurie White

No reason to halt growth of charter schools in R.I.

Improving our K-12 public schools to a level approaching and hopefully surpassing those of Massachusetts and other states consistently recognized for educational excellence is...

Get started fixing R.I.’s housing problem

When it comes to addressing Rhode Island’s housing crisis, there’s good news and there’s bad news. In March, Rhode Islanders got two good pieces of...
Sophie Glenn Lau

New era of college admission: It’s about character

The modern approach to college admission is perhaps best summed up in the words of a Lincoln School senior at a recent virtual college...

Economically, COVID-19 checks are questionable

The $1,400 direct checks to people are the most expensive and perhaps most popular part of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package signed by...

Facebook, Big Tech no friend of the web

When Facebook disabled Australians’ access to news articles on its platform, and blocked sharing of articles from Australian news organizations, the company moved a...

Now is the time to rebuild our libraries

We’ve all felt the impact of the past year – not being able to carry on with our lives normally, not socializing in person...
Jeffrey R. Diehl

Opinion: Yes on Question 2 to support clean water, climate resilience,...

Turning the faucet on for a cold drink of water or for a shower in the morning. Something so routine we don’t even think...

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