early childhood education http://ripr.org en Reed Brings $1.5M to Woonsocket's Head Start Program http://ripr.org/post/reed-brings-15m-woonsockets-head-start-program <p>Senator Jack Reed is in Woonsocket Tuesday, bringing a gift from the federal government.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Senator Jack Reed has secured $1.5 million for the Woonsocket Head Start program.&nbsp; The money won’t be enough to make up for sequestration cuts, according to Reed’s office.</p><p>Woonsocket will still lose 30 Head Start slots this fall. Statewide, some 370 slots will be lost.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:07:49 +0000 Flo Jonic 20692 at http://ripr.org Reed Brings $1.5M to Woonsocket's Head Start Program Child Care Workers are not `babysitters' http://ripr.org/post/child-care-workers-are-not-babysitters <p>Organized labor has been beset in recent years with declining membership in the private sector and a corresponding drop in clout at the Rhode Island Statehouse. &nbsp;Unions have taken their lumps recently, but there were signs of a rebound during the recently adjourned General Assembly session.</p><p>Labor did not get nearly everything it wanted; building &nbsp;trades union&nbsp; leaders are unhappy that lawmakers did not approve requiring construction firms bidding on state projects worth $1 million or more to have a union apprenticeship program.</p> Sun, 07 Jul 2013 17:02:34 +0000 Scott MacKay 18013 at http://ripr.org Taveras, Providence win big national contest for $5 million innovation grant http://ripr.org/post/taveras-providence-win-big-national-contest-5-million-innovation-grant <p>Providence Mayor Angel Taveras has some great news to announce today: Providence city government has won a $5million grant from the Bloomberg &nbsp;Philanthropies for a program known as the `Mayors Challenge.’</p><p>Taveras has won some love from the New York Times for the grant that is administered by the foundation established by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, which oversaw the contest.</p><p>The Times says that four other cities, Houston, Chicago, Santa Monica, California and Philadelphia, were finalists. More than 300 cities competed for the innovation grant.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:41:53 +0000 Scott MacKay 11855 at http://ripr.org Class notes: education and the state of the union http://ripr.org/post/class-notes-education-and-state-union <p></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:21:44 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 10411 at http://ripr.org Class notes: education and the state of the union