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Finally RI Leaders Think Education is a “Top Priority”—Better Late Than Never But What Took So Long?

Rhode Island’s General Assembly has been in a mild coma when it comes to improving education but suddenly another batch of dismal test results have the Senate president and House Speaker shaking their fists at poor performance. Umm, hello. This isn’t a new problem. But it took having a direct comparison with neighboring Massachusetts to… Continue reading Finally RI Leaders Think Education is a “Top Priority”—Better Late Than Never But What Took So Long?

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A Beautiful Life Cut Way Too Short

Edwin Rivera was my student in 8th grade—a kind, optimistic, and hardworking young man who aspired to be a United States Marine at the time that I knew him. He was in 8th grade then. Edwin passed away on New Year’s Day after a long hard battle with cancer. Below is the announcement put out… Continue reading A Beautiful Life Cut Way Too Short