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Let’s Stop Tip-Toeing Around the Hard Truths About RI’s Schools

This is a letter to the editor that first ran here in the Newport Daily News. Its author is Mike Cullen, of Copernicus STEAM Learning Lab and the Rhode Island STEAM Academy. Decisions made on education now will be felt for years to come Sen. Lou DiPalma is to be commended for his recent Guest… Continue reading Let’s Stop Tip-Toeing Around the Hard Truths About RI’s Schools

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Nostalgia Couldn’t Keep Benny’s Open. It Does Keep Lousy Schools Open.

As we learned of plans for Rhode Island’s beloved Benny’s to close all 31 stores by the end of the year, nostalgia took over and folks reminisced about their childhood outings to buy a bike or a sled or some tool Dad needed. But as Benny’s co-owner Arnold Bromberg points out, “nostalgia can’t keep the… Continue reading Nostalgia Couldn’t Keep Benny’s Open. It Does Keep Lousy Schools Open.