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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

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


East Providence School Committee members take fellow pols to task over infrastructure

EAST PROVIDENCE — At a special session conducted Friday night, June 28, at City Hall, members of the East Providence School Committee took some of their fellow elected officials to task for their reluctance to meet to discuss the rapidly declining state of the city’s school buildings. The shots across the bow came during a

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Barrington school district forming full-day K task force

Barrington Schools Superintendent Michael Messore said Thursday night that he is fully committed to implementing full-day kindergarten in Barrington. Mr. Messore also told the school committee he wanted to build a task force that would study the full-day kindergarten issue and help construct a plan for bringing the program to Barrington in the 2014-15 school

Joel Hellmann, who served recently on the committee on appropriations, will run for the District 66 seat in the House of Representatives.

Barrington official: adding full-day K next year may be more difficult

Joel Hellmann had some bad news for people attending last Thursday’s school committee meeting in Barrington. The member of the Barrington Committee on Appropriations told folks at the meeting that while the forecast for adding full-day kindergarten this fall did not look promising, the budget challenges in the future should also cast doubt on whether

Bob Shea, shown during the recent financial town meeting, fielded numerous questions and comments about full-day kindergarten at the school board meeting Thursday night, June 6.

Barrington parents plead for full-day K; school board offers small consolation

A group of well-informed, passionate and persistent parents attended the Barrington School Committee meeting on Thursday night, June 6, hoping to convince officials to find money in the current budget to pay for full-day kindergarten in local schools this fall. But after three hours of discussion, the school board denied the requests and instead made

Letter: Full-day kindergarten in Barrington still needs to be added this fall

To the editor: As you know, the motion to add funds to the budget to implement full-day kindergarten this fall was voted down at the Financial Town Meeting — 185 to 148. However, our community offered resounding support for the implementation of full-day kindergarten! The vote against the addition of funds to the school budget