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Emma Madgic

Senior Staff Writer

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PPSD teacher shortage continues to strain Providence schools

Teachers in the Providence Public School District report continued problems related to vacant teacher positions, including packed classrooms, being forced to cover other classes during prep periods and diminished student motivation.  94% of all classrooms are currently staffed with a ...

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CDC recommends COVID bivalent booster for kids

On Oct. 12 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its recommendation for the updated bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster to include children ages five through 11, according to a CDC press release. The updated vaccines include Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 spike proteins, which target Omicron ...

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Saturday’s WaterFire honors Rhode Island educators

For the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, WaterFire is back in full-force. Last Saturday’s lighting, which was attended by between 30,000 and 50,000 people, celebrated local educators and was supported by the Rhode Island Department of Education. 

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