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Nancy Souza has been recognized by both the School Committee and Town Council for saving the life of a student earlier this year.

Portsmouth school nurse recognized for saving student

Portsmouth school nurse recognized for saving student

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Middle School nurse got a big pat on the back from the School Committee Tuesday night. Earlier this year, Nancy Souza was credited for saving a young student’s life at the school. The student, who has diabetes, had suffered a grand map seizure due to low blood sugar. Ms. Souza quickly

The former science teacher and now Portsmouth superintendent of schools, Ana C. Riley, poses for a picture inside the Melville Elementary School library. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth superintendent eager for start of school

PORTSMOUTH — Ana. C Riley, who was appointed Portsmouth’s new superintendent of schools in June, has been doing her summer reading on “big picture stuff” such as the district’s strategic plan, budget and more. It’s obvious in talking to her that the first day of school can’t come soon enough. “It’s almost like the buildings

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When school opens E.P. High will offer new program

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence School Committee conducted its first meeting since the recent passing of sitting member Richard “Spunk” Pimentel when the board gathered Tuesday evening, Aug. 12, in the City Hall Chamber. The meeting began with the traditional reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance and a brief remembrance of Mr. Pimentel, who

Bristol Warren Superintendent Mario Andrade

Bristol Warren schools edge closer to digital age

While bookless classrooms are still several years away from reality in Bristol Warren schools, the district is taking strides to incorporate the use of iPhone and iPad technology into the 2014-2015 curriculum. The Bristol Warren Regional School Committee received a presentation of the district’s plan at its meeting Tuesday night. Superintendent Mario Andrade and Assistant

Former East Providence Superintendent of Schools Dr. John DeGoes passed away unexpectedly this week.

DeGoes is remembered as consummate educator

EAST PROVIDENCE — The unexpected passing of former East Providence Schools Superintendent John DeGoes earlier this week was a jarring blow to many in the community, especially those who were closely allied with him during his two stints guiding the school department. Dr. DeGoes, 77, was Superintendent of Schools in East Providence for the first

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Barrington Christian Academy named to top 50 list

TheBestSchools.org recently released its list of the 50 best Christian high schools in the United States, and Barrington Christian Academy was named to the list. The online listing was not a ranking. The BestSchools.org focused on a few specific areas while compiling the list — it looked at coed day schools (no boarding schools), academic

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Prom day early dismissal may be made permanent

A trial policy allowing Mt. Hope High School students attending the junior prom to leave school early that day may be made a permanent procedure going forward. Juniors attending the prom will be able to schedule early afternoon hair appointments and tuxedo fittings after a Bristol Warren Regional School Committee subcommittee approved the early dismissal

The Portsmouth High School new turf field and track as it appeared Monday. The track still needs to be striped for its running lanes. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth, RWU mull sharing of athletic facilities

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School needs a place for its swim team to practice and compete, while Roger Williams University (RWU) covets a track and field facility that’s up to NCAA standards. Ongoing discussions between the two entities could lead to an agreement that would help both schools without costing taxpayers anything. According to School

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