PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Central Falls High School teachers had a chance to voice their concerns yesterday about a high profile turnaround effort aimed at reversing a history of low student achievement. Teachers say discipline and relations with administrators have been strained. WRNI's Elisabeth Harrison sat down with Central Falls Superintendent Fran Gallo and transformation officer Victor Capellan, who say some aspects of the overhaul are going well.
Providence, RI – Health Insurance Commissioner Chris Koller is giving up some of his power to avoid a day in court. Koller is temporarily letting go of his new rules about health insurance contracts in response to a lawsuit by the Care New England hospital chain.
According to Care New England, the parent company of Women and Infant Hospital, Kent Hospital, and Butler Hospital, Health Insurance Commissioner Chris Koller will not interfere with Care New England and United Health care as they work on a new contract.
Providence, RI – Rhode Island is doling out $850,000 in grants to help residents avoid lead paint poisoning. It's the last round of money from a multimillion dollar settlement with Dupont.
So far, the more than nine million dollars from Dupont has paid for the remediation of 370 Rhode Island homes, with a total of 600 to be completed by the end of next year. This last round of grants will pay for legal support, law enforcement, and data collection related to lead poisoning laws.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island's Congressional representatives, Democrats all, have complained about President Obama's tax deal with Republicans that preserves tax breaks for the wealthiest two percent of Americans. But that doesn't mean they will back up their rhetoric with their votes.
Like an organ filling up a church with Christmas music, the Democratic talk in Washington about the unfairness of the Obama-Republican tax deal is cascading through our nation's capitol.