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Bobby Colantonio (left) stands with teammate Adam Kelly at states.

Barrington boys finish first, second at nationals

Barrington boys finish first, second at nationals

Barrington High School senior Adam Kelly capped off a stellar indoor track and field season by winning the weight throw at the New Balance National Scholastic Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Armory Track Center on Sunday. Adam tossed the 25-pound weight 81 feet, 5.25 inches for top honors. His teammate, Barrington High School

Some parents who are opposed to the PARCC test say these “badges” can be handed out to teachers if their children are too shy to verbally refuse the test.

Portsmouth expects some students to refuse PARCC

PORTSMOUTH — Although the school district has no formal provision for parents to have their children opt out of the PARCC assessments beginning next week, Assistant Superintendent Thomas W. Kenworthy Friday said he expects a “handful” of pupils will refuse to take the test. On Monday, March 16, the district will begin the first round of

Fourth graders Rocco Compagna and Lucas Jerome work on the comptuers at Guiteras School. The students will begin PARCC tests Monday.

Superintendent: Parents, students have ‘moral obligation’ to take PARCC tests

Aware that some parents are opposed to the PARCC tests, Superintendent Mario Andrade said he will meet with each parent who objects to the test so they are not misinformed. “In Bristol Warren, it’s our expectation that you’ll take there testing,” Mr. Andrade said. “It’s a moral obligation to collect data. Public education is for


Updated: East Providence teachers approve make-up times, new start date

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Education Association, the union of city teachers, gave its near unanimous approval to a pair of proposals affecting both the current school year and the 2015-16 term. At a meeting Thursday afternoon, March 12, held in East Providence High School, the teachers “overwhelmingly,” a the word used by EPEA

The Colt Andrews School team Colt Andrews Field of Dreams and entourage.

Costumed spellers vie for bragging rights, school funds

Where else will you find Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner leading his team, “The Phonetic Fiduciaries,” into competition against 18th century farmers? The Bodacious Bee of course. Teams of bankers, politicians, parents and police spelled their hearts out on stage Saturday night at the Bristol Warren Education Foundation‘s (BWEF) annual celebration. Though it was

Corey Daugherty (shown in a game against Classical) and his Barrington High School teammates play in the state semis on Saturday night.

Barrington boys headed to state semifinals

The Barrington High School boys’ basketball team will play against North Kingstown in the semifinals of the state open tournament on Saturday, March 14, at 6 p.m. at URI’s Ryan Center. This weekend’s game will be the third time the two teams have tipped off against each other. Barrington defeated North Kingstown 57-33 when the

Guiterras Elementary School principal Sonya Whipp works with fourth graders Abigail Baker (middle) and Bethany Thurber. Students are preparing for the PARCC tests that begin Monday. Photos by Richard W. Dionne, Jr.

PARCC aims to help teaching, learning

Touted by Bristol Warren school administrators as a better way to “collect the data to inform us how to instruct your children,” Superintendent Mario Andrade and Assistant Superintendent Diane Sanna pitched what they see as the benefits of the latest student performance testing. At a forum organized by school committee member Erin Schofield, an audience