PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – From their views on teachers to the physical condition of their schools, nearly 87,000 Rhode Island public school students filled out a survey on a range of educational issues earlier this month.So how did the students respond? Here’s an overview.(Note: Eyewitness News reviewed the survey results for students in grades six through 12. Students in grades three through five as well as parents and teachers also filled out questionnaires. You can view all of the results here.)37% of students don’t consider chronic absenteeism a big deal.recently rolled out a program designed to alert parents when their children are missing too much school.There are lots of reasons why students are absent from school.Students are interested in jobs.Students aren’t as upset with the physical condition of their school as you might think.need more than $2 billion in repairs and state leaders appear to be supportive of a bond question that would ask Rhode Island … [Read more...] about 12 things Rhode Island students believe about their schools
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Rhode Island company is going to build a wind farm that will be 10 times the size of the nation’s first offshore wind farm. Deepwater Wind says the new 400-megawatt wind farm will also create more than 800 jobs and result in $250 million in investments in Rhode Island. Deepwater Wind turbines stand off Block Island, R.I., in 2016. The company plans a 400-megawatt wind farm that will be 10 times the size of the nation's first offshore wind farm. Associated Press/Michael Dwyer Search photos available for purchase: Photo Store → Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo and other officials visited the Port of Providence on Wednesday for the announcement. Massachusetts and Rhode Island announced offshore wind projects last week aimed at delivering a combined 1,200 megawatts of energy, enough to power about 600,000 homes. Deepwater Wind also built the nation’s first offshore wind farm off Block Island, Rhode Island. It has five turbines. With … [Read more...] about Wind farm will create 800 jobs, Rhode Island firm says
Rhode Island's Department of Health has issued an alert of an increase in the number of drug overdoses statewide. The agency says nearly 50 percent more overdoses were reported the week of May 21 to 27 than a typical week. On the average week, hospitals report 29 overdoses. Last week, there were 44 reported, none of which were fatal. Spokesman Joseph Wendelken says this is the first statewide alert, although alerts in certain regions happen multiple times a week. A lightning bolt striking the Eiffel Tower in Paris was caught on video Monday night, on May 28, 2018. (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2018) The alert system was created in 2017 to keep first responders, policymakers and treatment professionals appraised of overdose activity. Get the latest from necn anywhere, anytime Download the App Available for IOS and Android Follow necn Copyright Associated Press … [Read more...] about Spike in Drug Overdoses Prompts Alert by Rhode Island Department of Health
Updated 12:06 am, Thursday, May 31, 2018 JAMESTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A sixth-grade science and social studies teacher has been named Rhode Island's Teacher of the Year. Charlene Tuttle was presented the award at a surprise ceremony at The Lawn School in Jamestown Wednesday morning. Tuttle has been an educator for more than 25 years. In her time at the Lawn School she has created a program to help students build underwater vehicles, ran an after-school coding program and worked with Roger Williams University to study the environment. Tuttle was nominated for the award by her colleagues and students, and she says she is "elated, honored and humbled to have been chosen." Local Channel Now Playing: Now Playing S.A. contractor accused of scamming elderly residents arrested San Antonio Express-News Off-duty police officer gunned down at strip club San Antonio Express-News Swerving driver causes head-on collision San Antonio Express-News 1 hospitalized … [Read more...] about Rhode Island Teacher of the Year announced
Rhode Island Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello says he supports a reworked Pawtucket Red Sox stadium plan that would keep the team in Rhode Island. As leaders in Worcester and Pawtucket continue to try to woo owners of the team, Rhode Island state legislators are taking the first concrete step in months with a Thursday hearing on the new House proposal. In January the Rhode Island Senate passed a bill that would fund the $83-million stadium. It would require the team to cover $45 million, the state $23 million and Pawtucket $15 million. The team would need to spend $12 million upfront and finance its remaining commitment with bonds from the Pawtucket Redevelopment Agency, a quasi-municipal agency that would own the stadium and least it to the state to sublease to the city. But, Mattiello said he will remove a state guarantee that would require the General Assembly to set aside money to cover any shortfalls between revenue and bond payments, according to the … [Read more...] about Rhode Island closer to deal with PawSox with new bill to fund $83-million stadium; Is move to Worcester still in play?