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By BOB HOUGHTALING Many years ago, Opening Day for the Major League Baseball season was a big deal. Millions of fans, who had hibernated from their beloved sport over the winter months, not only awaited the season's first pitch, but a review of the box more
By REP. JOSEPH M. McNAMARA We've all heard or read a lot lately about the state of education in Rhode Island. The recent round of RICAS (Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System) scores has left parents, educators and policymakers frustrated and more
By CLAIRE MCWILLIAMS Throughout my 30-year career, I have taught grades K-12 and I've seen how the conversation on how to keep our schools safe has changed. In 1999, when the Columbine students and teachers were murdered, those of us who go to work in more
By BOB HOUGHTALING It's been said that substance abuse does not occur in a vacuum. With this stated, perhaps it is imperative that we begin to view one of our nation's biggest concerns from a contextual perspective. Factors like family history, more
By GREG JACOBI Student loan debt can feel like a dark cloud hanging over your plans. So let's let some daylight in. Today, you have options - and reasons for optimism. Remember, you're far from alone: 45 million Americans owe $1.5 trillion in student more
By JESSICA DAVID Opportunity Zones, a new and very different type of incentive created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, are getting a lot of attention nationally and locally. This new incentive is intended to encourage private investment, and more
By DR. MICHAEL DACEY The United States is experiencing dramatic changes in healthcare and nowhere is this more evident than right here in Rhode Island in the debate over the acquisition of Care New England (CNE) by Partners Healthcare in Boston. I was more
By BOB HOUGHTALING Who would have thought 30 years ago that one day children would need to be taught how to play? Who would have thought that strategies were necessary to help kids talk with each other, remain focused and relax? We are presently in the more
By PETER ROTHSTEIN The General Assembly has a unique opportunity this session to pass legislation that is both pro-business and good for the environment. Companion bills pending in the House and Senate (H.5775, S.760) would allow companies to access more
By FRANK A. CICCONE Our society has changed, and the demographics of our population, especially in our schools, are no longer adequately served by the old model of language instruction and education. Our global economy and society requires multi-lingual more
By MADDALENA CIRIGNOTTA Rhode Island Department of Health has once again introduced legislation via Rhode Island lawmakers to legally data mine every person in our state. RIDOH proposes to expand KIDSNET, a mandatory medical tracking system for all more
By KEN WAGNER Rushie Vilane from the Woonsocket P-TECH program plans to be the first in her family to go to college. Christopher Bove from Middletown High School called the PrepareRI Internship the most rewarding experience of his life. Thanks to her more
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