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WHY ARE WE STILL TALKING ABOUT PELL? His silver-spoon name appeared on the local scene 3 to 4 months ago as he indicated a possible interest in running for governor. He’s initiated an exploratory … more
To the Editor: There’s a story about the man who prayed vociferously to God, asking that he win the lottery. God got tired of listening to him and finally said, ‘Fine. I’ll let you win. Just … more
Elimination of the Accelerated Learning Activities Program (ALAP) from Warwick Schools has prompted a debate over whether higher achieving students should be given special treatment or if they will … more
WHO’S MORE HONEST ABOUT POVERTY? The candidates for governor were questioned by the Providence Journal’s Edward Fitzpatrick on whether poverty is due to circumstances or lack of effort. … more
In a commentary published recently in this and other newspapers, Deborah A. Gist, Rhode Island’s Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, “told the truth” about high-stakes testing … more
To the Editor: ”When will they ever learn?” asks the old the song. Two of the things I have learned in my 89 years are “violence begets violence” and presidents can make mistakes. … more
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is doing all he can to bring awareness and take action against climate change, and as Rhode Islanders, we should be proud. He may represent the smallest state, but … more
To the Editor: It absolutely baffles me – the Providence Journal Express tells me that the Warwick audit shows a $2.4 million surplus, yet the “powers that be” in Warwick cannot seem to feel … more
To the Editor: I read F.B. Sarno’s letter to the Beacon recently. Thanks. F.B., ytou got me thinking and wanted to add in some of my own thoughts. I was lucky enough to be assigned many times … more
Is there a nexus between poor school achievement, runaway health care costs, and street crime? If yes, is there the possibility of addressing all three through one intervention? There may just be. … more
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