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East Providence School Committee hears Fiscal Year 14-15 draft budget proposal

East Providence School Committee hears Fiscal Year 14-15 draft budget proposal

EAST PROVIDENCE — Superintendent Kim Mercer and Deputy Director of Finance for the city Linda Dykeman presented the East Providence School Committee with the department’s draft budget for the Fiscal Year 2014-15, a document highlighted by the proposed addition of nearly $2 million into the school coffers. The meeting took place Tuesday night, Sept. 23,

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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

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Column: East Providence Middle school redistricting is the first step in the process

EAST PROVIDENCE — The following is a commentary written by East Providence School Committee Chairman Joel Monteiro for the May 1 edition of The Post: When I decided to run for a seat on the East Providence School Committee, I did so knowing full well that it would require tough decisions. These tough decisions must

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Doucette announces East Providence School Committee candidacy from Ward 4

EAST PROVIDENCE — Karen Doucette, a first-time candidate, has announced her intention to run for the East Providence School Committee from Ward 4 in the 2014 election. Mrs. Doucette announced her decision in a press release Wednesday, April 23. Tim Conley, elected for the first time in 2012, is the current Ward 4 representative on

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Resident Kathy Crain said Barrington teachers had been relying too heavily on worksheets associated with the Common Core, and that the standards may have appeared one way in theory, but were being delivered in quite a different fashion.

Barrington crowds turn out for Common Core forums

Two meetings focused on the same subject — Common Core State Standards — yielded far different results on Tuesday night. At 7 p.m., the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) hosted a forum on the background and benefits of the Common Core in the Barrington High School auditorium, while a parents group met in the

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East Providence School Committee reschedules high school public forum

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence School Committee has rescheduled a public forum and tour of the high school for Tuesday evening, Jan. 28, at 6 o’clock. The forum was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 22, but was postponed due to the cancellation of school for snow and the inability for City Facilities Director Ed

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Public forum about, at East Providence High School is postponed

EAST PROVIDENCE — A planned public forum sponsored by the School Committee on the condition of East Providence High School scheduled for Wednesday evening, Jan. 22, has been postponed. Classes Wednesday were canceled due to the overnight snow fall. In addition, School Committee Chairman Joel Monteiro noted City Facilities Manager Ed Catelli was left stranded


Chairmen discuss need, importance of joint East Providence Council-Committee meeting

EAST PROVIDENCE — The oft-planned and much-talked about joint meeting between the East Providence City Council and School Committee is finally set to take place Tuesday evening, Sept. 24, in the City Hall Chamber at 6:30 p.m. The respective leaders of the boards, Council President James Briden and Committee Chairman Joel Monteiro, each discussed their


Briden says he’s amenable to meeting about East Providence schools

EAST PROVIDENCE — At least one of the three City Councilors called to task for being uncooperative last week by their counterparts on the East Providence School Committee says he is, in fact, amenable to discussing the plight of the department’s tired facilities. Ward 1’s James Briden, the Council president and ceremonial mayor, contacted The