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Is pension reform a ‘lose-lose’ proposition? State panel is going to...

Twelve years is a long time to harbor resentment.  Ask the 28,000 retirees in the state pension system, who are struggling to keep up with...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE unveiled his "Learn 365 RI" plan on April 12, but many are withholding judgment on it until more details are provided about how it will work. SCREENSHOT

Some educators say McKee’s Learn 365 RI plan ‘unformed,’ needs more...

Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s plan to improve student outcomes, dubbed “Learn 365 RI,” places emphasis on year-round learning outside of regular school hours, but...
HELPING STUDENTS: Angelo Garcia, founder and head of school at Segue Institute for Learning in Central Falls, with eighth graders, from left: Marvin Gonzalez, Christian Beaton and Kimberly Ortega. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Charter school debate rekindled by legislation

Angelo Garcia’s plans to expand Segue Institute for Learning began the day after the school first opened 12 years ago. Garcia, Segue’s founder and head...

Special election to decide fate of capital improvement projects

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s voters have been tasked with deciding whether the state will spend $642 million on seven proposed capital improvement projects. The total...
PAPER PACKET: Ashley Breault helps her daughter Maria do her kindergarten work. Breault had to pick up the homework at her daughter’s school, Veterans Memorial Elementary School in Central Falls, after her daughter’s teacher had to go on medical leave and was replaced by a long-term substitute teacher. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Shortage of substitute teachers plagues some schools

Ashley Breault wasn’t sure what was happening those first few days of school in September. For a week, her 5-year-old daughter Maria didn’t have a...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO secured the endorsement of the Rhode Island AFL-CIO for the November gubernatorial election./ PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Endorsements still matter in R.I.

The value of the union endorsement may not be what it was in the 1950s, when union membership was stronger in Rhode Island and...
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