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By JOSEPH CROWLEY Rhode Island rushed to adopt a new educational assessment, RICAS, patterned after Massachusetts' MCAS. The scores came in. Rhode Island students did not do nearly as well as their Massachusetts peers. Everyone rushed to a negative more
By HERB WEISS The CDC says it's a no-brainer as to what issue I should cover this week. Being homebound for three or four days, with the flu, and my submittal deadline looming, I pen my commentary on widespread flu activity now being reported in Rhode more
By ANDREW R. CAMPANELLA Think about the school your children currently attend. Are you happy with it? Are your kids learning and growing in ways that make you proud? If so, sign them up again for next year, and tell your friends about how great your more
By Harold Pease, Ph.D The federal government desperately needs to diet. Much of our spending is constitutionally dubious and it is immoral to pass our national debt, now exceeding $21 trillion, to our yet unborn children. We need to return to more
The Providence Journal recently published an editorial entitled, “China heads for the moon.” It warned that China, with its recent launch of a space probe that will land an unmanned rover … more
By HERB WEISS Over a week ago, AARP Travel released the long-awaited results of its annual travel trend survey, examining travel behaviors across generations, looking at expectations and planning among Baby Boomers (ages 54 to 72), Gen Xers (38 to 53), more
By JOHN A. JACKSON As I look back on my 46-year involvement with this school that I have loved since I was a 14-year-old freshman in 1967, my heart is filled with gratitude. Bishop Hendricken has changed thousands of young men's lives for the better, more
Stress has become part of our “hurry up” society where we are overwhelmed with too much incoming stimulation, especially during the holidays. The season is fraught with a frenzy of … more
By WALTER BUD" CRADDOCK December is an important month for many Rhode Islanders as the winter holidays are the times when many people travel to be with their families. It will be an important period this year for the Division of Motor Vehicles as we" more
By JOSEPH CROWLEY The scores are in. Rhode Island's students did not appear to do as well on the RICAS as students in Massachusetts. RICAS is Rhode Island's version of the Mass. Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) - a test of academic more
By KRZYSZTOF MATHEWS I have now been working in digital media for twenty years. Now in my case, I came to these tools and processes in graduate school. When I was in the illustration department at RISD this technology was not yet available in the more
By ELLEN WILSON When you think about your health, it's easy to focus only on physical health with regular check-ups, dental cleanings, healthy eating and exercise. Equally important, however, is to think about your mental health and overall wellness to more
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