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GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said all public schools will operate remotely for two weeks starting Monday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

COVID-19 cases rise to 33 in R.I.; public schools to operate...

PROVIDENCE – The number of positive cases of the new coronavirus in the state has increased by 10, to 33, and Gov. Gina M....
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO gives an update on the spread of the coronavirus in Rhode Island at a recent news conference. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

R.I. public schools closing; positive coronavirus cases rise

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Friday ordered all public schools closed for a week and said Rhode Island’s positive cases of the...

Community must drive changes in Providence schools

As Rhode Island education commissioner Angélica Infante-Green seeks approval for state intervention in Providence’s public schools, it is imperative that change in the district...
BOND DECISIONS: Rhode Island voters will decide on three ballot measures in the Nov. 6 election totaling about $367 million in bonds: $250 million to upgrade primary- and secondary-education public schools; $70 million in renovations and new construction at the University of Rhode and Rhode Island College; and $47 million for green-economy and clean-water projects. 
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PBN on WJAR-TV, Oct. 22, 2018

Will 2018 be the year Rhode Island voters take a stand on the condition of public schools? Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears...

Will 2018 be the year Rhode Island voters take a stand...

“Embarrassing,” is how R.I. Department of Education Commissioner Ken Wagner described the state of local public elementary, middle and high schools. “When I visit a...

Bill is now due for decades of neglect of public school...

After decades of neglect, the bill is finally coming due for the most-urgent repairs and upgrades needed at the state’s aging primary- and secondary-education...

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