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SK School Committee looks at new high-leverage policy

October 28, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - On Tuesday, the South Kingstown School Committee met with educators and members of the public to analyze the new high-leverage policy that was passed in June. The committee members divided into four groups and, along with educators from the district, discussed how each group interprets the new policy, how progress can be measured, and what limitations students might face in achieving specific learning outcomes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Athletic budget discussed at special school committee meeting

October 28, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Narragansett School Committee reviewed the athletic budgets for Narragansett High School and Narragansett Pier School athletic during a special meeting on Wednesday.
Member Keith Ranaldi requested that the committee review the collected and organized data for expenses, revenues and donations regarding the athletic programs at the two schools.
“Information is strength so thank you for providing this for us,” said Ranaldi. “Things are good right now in our athletic program but we have way more potential, and that is why I brought this up to review today.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NES students learn how to get more bang for their buck

October 28, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Narragansett Elementary School partnered with Westerly Community Credit Union to kick off the first day of the Save for America School Savings Program on Tuesday.
Save for America is a not-for-profit organization and was founded in 1980. It is the only program endorsed by The White House offices of Policy Development and Consumer Affairs, as well as the U.S. Department of Treasury and Education.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Rethinking business model for public institutions

October 25, 2013

KINGSTON – Why is public higher education important? What will it look like in the future?
Those were some of the questions David A. Bergeron, vice president for postsecondary education at the Center for American Progress and former acting assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, discussed Tuesday in his lecture, which was part of the University of Rhode Island’s Fall 2013 Honors Colloquium.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pier Council talks Middlebridge Fate

October 25, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – A forgotten science project caused the evacuation of Pier Middle School Tuesday afternoon.
Narragansett Police Capt. Scott Perrin said Thursday that the police who were investigating the incident determined the “suspicious package” found around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, was merely a science experiment a student accidentally dropped the day before.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Promoting breast cancer awareness a group effort

October 25, 2013

This year, more than 234,000 women and men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.
Nearly 40,000 of them will die.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Breast health panel discussion tonight

October 22, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Tonight, as part of South County Hospital’s recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a panel of five physicians will tell the story of one breast cancer patient from diagnosis through treatment and recovery as part of a comprehensive free presentation for the public.

In addition, the physicians will discuss the latest diagnosis and treatment options for women with breast cancer. The panel, moderated by South County Hospital Breast Health Coordinator Sue Hall, RNP, will include a pathologist, radiologist, surgeon, medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

HopArts adds color to autumn weekend

October 21, 2013

HOPKINTON — This weekend’s fall foliage will be a colorful backdrop to HopArts Studio Trail, a two-day event featuring artists and artisans who open their studios to the public to show and sell their wares. In its eighth year, HopArts covers a seven-mile radius within Richmond and Hopkinton, which is easy to cover in a day’s journey.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Destiny Africa Children's Choir to perform Thursday in Kingston

October 10, 2013

KINGSTON- The University of Rhode Island Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies is presenting the Destiny Africa Children’s Choir on Thursday, October 12, 7 p.m., at the URI Fine Arts Center.
Destiny Africa is a choir from Kampala Children’s Centre (KCC) in Uganda that raises their voices in song, hope and joy. The children’s Centre rescues children from war-town areas to offer them love, education, and a family environment which nurtures them to become agents of transformation.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Walk-a-While-Wednesdays promote fitness on campus

October 10, 2013

KINGSTON- Students and Faculty at the University of Rhode Island joined together to kick off the URI Community “Walk-a-While Wednesdays” on Wednesday, Oct.2.
The “Walk- a While” event was created by the College of Human Science and Services and the Department of Kinesiology as way to promote and improve fitness around the campus. Students and faculty from the Department of Kinesiology acted as walking coaches during the lunch time stroll and will be present every Wednesday to guide walkers through each work session.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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