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Committee approves changes to current, future East Providence school calendar

Committee approves changes to current, future East Providence school calendar

EAST PROVIDENCE — At its meeting Tuesday night, March 24, the East Providence School Committee approved a plan authored by Superintendent Kim Mercer and previously passed by the teachers’ union on a way to make up days lost this term to snow. By a 5-0 vote, the Committee gave its nod to Superintendent Mercer’s proposal

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ACLU questions minority hiring practices in East Providence

PROVIDENCE —  The East Providence School Department made headlines this week for all the wrong reasons after a letter authored by the local branch of the American Civil Liberties Union condemning the district’s minority hiring practices was released to media outlets. Steven Brown, Executive Director of the Rhode Island ACLU, said he was writing the

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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

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Parents can still opt children out of East Providence PARCC tests

EAST PROVIDENCE — Parents with reservations about submitting their children to PARCC testing still have time to opt out, Superintendent Kim Mercer said at the Tuesday night, March 10, East Providence School Committee meeting. Students and teachers have been prepping for the assessments, which are scheduled to take place the school week of March 16.

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East Providence Schools will remained closed

EAST PROVIDENCE — Mid-day Tuesday, Jan. 27, found the remnants of the Blizzard of 2015 still affecting all aspects of travel, making the attendance of school out of the question. With that in mind, East Providence Schools will remain closed through at least Wednesday, Jan. 28. St. Mary Academy-Bay View has also cancelled classes for

When he returns from medical leave, facilities manager Ed Catelli will give up oversight of school buildings in the stead of a new hire.

East Providence expects to hire dedicated school facilities manager

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence School Department will soon have a dedicated facilities manager. So said Acting City Manager Paul Lemont in response to a statement made by Ward 4 representative Tim Conley during the member privilege section of the Tuesday night, Jan. 6, City Council meeting. Upon returning from medical leave, Ed Catelli,

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East Providence Police make presence known at city’s elementary schools

EAST PROVIDENCE — Responding to a rash of recent threats made about potential attacks on elementary schools throughout the region and in the state, the East Providence Police Department made its presence known and felt at those buildings Wednesday morning, Oct. 8. No schools in the city were specifically targeted, but both academic and law

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