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Gist wants to delay test-based graduation plan Video included

The state education commissioner recommends that a required graduation test for high school seniors be delayed by another three years. More>>

Back to school: Aging infrastructure impacts education Video included

Last year, a ceiling collapse temporarily closed the Potter Burns Elementary School in Pawtucket. Last year, a ceiling collapse temporarily closed the Potter Burns Elementary School in Pawtucket.
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According to a report by the Education Department, it would cost $1.79 billion to bring all the school buildings in Rhode Island to good condition.
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Some Providence teachers stay away from convocation

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Hundreds of Providence teachers skip a back-to-school ceremony amid an impasse in contract talks. More>>

New school security system shares information with police Video included

The Dartmouth Middle School tests out a new security system that puts in on the cutting edge of technology. The Dartmouth Middle School tests out a new security system that puts in on the cutting edge of technology.
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Dartmouth Middle School tests out a new security system that puts it on the cutting edge of technology. More>>

Manning lawyer joins faculty at Roger Williams

The lawyer who represented national security leaker Chelsea Manning at trial is joining the Roger Williams University School of Law as a visiting professor. More>>

Providence salons offer free back-to-school haircuts Video included

Cheyenne Paige, 14, stopped by The Next Level Multiplex on Cranston Street in Providence to get a touch up before starting high school next week. Cheyenne Paige, 14, stopped by The Next Level Multiplex on Cranston Street in Providence to get a touch up before starting high school next week.
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In advance of the first day of school, several hair salons host Providence's first-ever free Back-to-School Haircut Day. More>>

Back to school technology costing parents plenty Video included

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A new study finds money spent on new technology for your student is well spent.
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RWU looking at former 38 Studios location for classroom space

The former headquarters for 38 Studios in downtown Providence. The former headquarters for 38 Studios in downtown Providence.
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Roger Williams University is considering expanding its Providence campus to One Empire Plaza, the former home of 38 Studios. More>>

Repairs to flooded school to cost about $100K Video included

The town of Bristol will spend nearly $100,000 to fix damage done to Mount Hope High School after parts of it flooded when a pump burst. The town of Bristol will spend nearly $100,000 to fix damage done to Mount Hope High School after parts of it flooded when a pump burst.
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The town of Bristol will spend nearly $100,000 to fix damage done to Mount Hope High School after parts of it flooded when a pump burst. More>>

Providence receives $3M grant to develop new high schools Video included

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Education officials announce a $3 million grant to support the development of two small, innovative high schools in Providence. More>>

Superintendent of Mansfield schools announces resignation

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The superintendent accused of plagiarizing part of her graduation speech announces she's resigning. More>>

Mount St. Charles Academy trims staff

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The private school says its trimming its faculty in line with declining enrollment.
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North Providence officials call naming rights 'untapped resource' Video included

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A local school district is considering selling its naming rights for its athletic field and schools. More>>

Jeffrey Osborne Classic to be held in August

The 3rd Annual Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic is returning to August. The celebrity golf tournament, co-hosted by Magic Johnson, supports initiatives to bring back music and art programs in schools. More>>

Woonsocket school superintendent's contract won't be renewed

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Giovanna Donoyan will be let go when her contract expires Aug. 30.
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Met School student sets cooking record Video included

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Ben Perry officially sets the Guinness World Record for longest continuous cooking session. More>>

Obama holds up Worcester Tech as model for US Video included

President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address at Worcester Technical High School in Worcester, Mass., Wednesday, June 11, 2014 President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address at Worcester Technical High School in Worcester, Mass., Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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Worcester Technical High School stands as an example of a triumph against the odds.
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Providence College launches crisis app for cell phones, tablets Video included

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As on-campus emergencies become more common, Providence College says it wants students to be more informed. More>>

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