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Litigation between East Providence, former school administrators ends

Litigation between East Providence, former school administrators ends

EAST PROVIDENCE — One of the most tumultuous periods in the history of the East Providence School Department finally came to an end in recent weeks, when the current School Committee officially signed off on a settlement agreement with former Superintendent Mario Cirillo. The end of litigation with Mr. Cirillo came a few months after

Pocasset Elementary School kindergarten teacher Jennifer Goetz works on a lesson last February with a group of half-day kindergarten students.

Tiverton schools okay all-day K

Updated 7/2/15 TIVERTON — At a special meeting last Thursday night, the Tiverton  School Committee voted unanimously to approve all-day kindergarten beginning in September. The decision ends months of suspense during which it was uncertain whether funding existed or could be found to support the program. Savings discovered in special education and transportation announced by Tiverton

Barrington Middle School teacher Mary Roberts (second from right) stands with some of her current and former students.

Barrington teacher earns national recognition

Twelve-year-old Aquinnah Crosby had heard all about life in the Aqua Cluster. The young Barrington resident knew about the field trips. She knew about the homework. And she knew about the involved classroom activities students in the Barrington Middle School cluster were expected to participate in. “I actually wanted silver cluster,” Aquinnah said. She looked


Almquist retires as East Providence High Guidance Department chair

EAST PROVIDENCE — Working to the very end, East Providence High School Guidance Department chairwoman Trish Almquist was busy helping one last student with college enrollment during her final days on the job prior to retiring at the conclusion of the 2014-15 term. Mrs. Almquist has been chair of the often under-appreciated department for the

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BWEF awards $55,000 in enrichment grants

The school year has  just ended but the Bristol Warren Education Foundation (BWEF) is already in back-to-school mode. BWEF recently announced funding of $55,000 in enrichment programs for the 2015-16 school year. The funds will support 22 teacher-initiated ideas that impact students in each of the Bristol Warren Regional School District’s schools. BWEF Grants Committee chairman Tyler Dixon

St. Luke's School students studied erosion, plant growth and animal life around Annawamscutt Creek, and dissolved oxygen, nitrogen, and acidity levels.

Barrington private school students present findings to land trust

The eighth grade students of St. Luke’s School, in partnership with community mentors from the Barrington Land Conservation Trust, have conducted a multi-year macroinvertebrate stream study of Annawamscutt Creek. Four monitoring teams were established and class photographers visually documented their work and findings. Students studied erosion, plant growth and animal life around the creek, and