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Rhode Island Council on Elementary and Secondary Education Approves $330 Million in School Construction Projects

Approval provides funding for facilities improvements at 13 schools across four districts; Central Falls to build first new high school in nearly 100 years      The Rhode Island Council on Elementary and Secondary Education tonight voted to approve more than $330 million in new school construction projects across Rhode Island, allowing for educational[Read More…]

by December 21, 2022

Home Childcare Providers and RIDHS Announce Key Components of Ground-Breaking New Contract Settlement (English/Spanish Translations)

  Today, Rhode Island home childcare providers who are members of SEIU 1199 New England, together with representatives from the RI Department of Human Services, announced they reached an important new contract settlement agreement on December 3, 2022, after nearly a year of bargaining. The new contract agreement represents important[Read More…]

by December 20, 2022

RIPTA (AKA The RIPTER) to Run Sunday/Holiday Service Schedule on Sunday, December 25, 2022 and Sunday, January 1, 2023

  All RIPTA Offices Will be Closed on Monday, December 26, 2022, & Monday, January 2, 2023 The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will operate all fixed-route bus service on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Sunday, December 25, 2022, in observance of Christmas Day, and Sunday, January 1, 2023, in[Read More…]

by December 20, 2022

Is The Rhode Island Department of Education Blocking Critical Safety Repairs at Shea High School? Joanne Bonollo-Pawtucket School Board Speaks Out — Space Heaters/Electrical Issues: Pawtucket Shea High Crisis Continues!

Space Heaters In Classrooms … Structural Issues … Electrical Issues … in a Pawtucket High School? The Coalition’s Pat Ford is working to establish just who decided, despite a 2018 City of Pawtucket multi-million dollar school repair bond issue, to delay critical safety repairs at Shea High School. So severe,[Read More…]

by December 20, 2022

Disastrous Pawtucket Schools Star Report Issued By Rhode Island Department of Education

  It was another difficult day for the City of Pawtucket, Rhode Island School District. Hard on the heels that the influential New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC) had issued a formal accreditation warning for apparently dangerous operating conditions at Shea High School, the Rhode Island Department of[Read More…]

by December 19, 2022

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Calls on @Twitter to Restore Accounts Of Suspended Journalists

  Twitter should immediately reinstate the journalists whose accounts it suspended without notice and explicitly commit to practices that defend a free and independent media, Jodie Ginsberg, president of the Committee to Protect Journalists, said in a statement Friday. Responding to news reports that Twitter had suspended the accounts of at least six[Read More…]

by December 18, 2022

Cicilline, 40 Members Introduce Legislation to Bar Trump From Federal Office

  Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), senior member of the House Committee on the Judiciary and former impeachment manager today was joined by 40 of colleagues in introducing legislation to bar former President Trump from holding federal office under Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment. Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment of the[Read More…]

by December 16, 2022

World Human Rights Update: Human Rights Watch / The US State Department

Human Rights Watch:  Syria Repatriations Lag for Foreigners with Alleged ISIS Ties.  More than 42,400 Adults and Children Held in Life-Threatening Conditions From Human Rights Watch More than 42,400 foreigners accused of Islamic State (ISIS) links remain abandoned by their countries in camps and prisons in northeast Syria despite increased repatriations of[Read More…]

by December 15, 2022

Breaking! Pawtucket’s Shea High School Placed On Formal Warning By New England Association Of Schools & Colleges, Safety Issues Endanger Accredidation

  NOTE: This story will be periodically updated throughout the coming days The New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Commission on Public Schools is the Agency of Accreditation for the City of Pawtucket Public Schools, including the troubled Shea High School. Some background on NEASC: From The NEASC Website:[Read More…]

by December 15, 2022

Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training Announces 2023 Unemployment Insurance & Temporary Disability Insurance Tax Rates

Department of Labor and Training Announces 2023 Tax Rates For Unemployment Insurance & Temporary Disability Insurance The Department of Labor and Training (DLT) today announced the 2023 tax rates for the unemployment insurance (UI) and temporary disability insurance (TDI) programs. Effective January 1, 2023, unemployment insurance tax rates will move[Read More…]

by December 14, 2022