Rhode Island students underperformed on standardized science tests for a second straight school year in 2009, and the state department of education is working with a Texas-based think tank to bring those scores up.
Immigrants in Rhode Island facing deportation and other legal issues now have a new source of free counsel at Roger Williams University Law School, which recently opened the Immigration Law Clinic to attend to the needs of non-citizens.
By the time the Rhode Island General Assembly returns to the State House for a two-day session on Oct. 28, the building's halls will have been empty for more than four months. And when the legislature — which hastily left the Capitol June 26 — returns, it will face a host of contentious ...
Rhode Island began a review Monday to ensure that no state payments are going to the state branch of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now or any of its affiliates, said Amy Kempe, press secretary to Gov. Donald Carcieri '65.
In 2005, the Rhode Island Department of Education took control of an underperforming high school and divided it into three separate "learning communities." Now Hope High's three communities have become two, leaving students to adapt to a school that feels "different."
Rhode Island is among 27 states that may receive extended unemployment benefits, thanks to a bill passed by U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday.
The stalemate between Gov. Donald Carcieri '65 and state workers' unions continued yesterday, as union leaders rejected the state's most recent plan to ease its budget woes. The proposed solution combines unpaid days off and delayed raises.
More than 20 East Side businesses have signed up to promote the 3/50 Project, a national grassroots organization that encourages consumers to spend $50 a month at three of their favorite independent retailers, restaurants or other local businesses.
Rhode Island's unemployment rate dropped from second highest to third highest in the nation — a hollow victory for the country's smallest state, which still had the highest number of jobless workers in its history, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report.
Amid neighborhood skepticism, a final draft of a proposal to allow commercial development in the former Shooters Restaurant property by India Point Park was presented on Tuesday night by the Rhode Island Department of Planning and Development.