schools http://ripr.org en What's Open, What's Closed Due to Snowstorms http://ripr.org/post/whats-open-whats-closed-due-snowstorms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Real-time updates for weather-related school, road and event closings! &nbsp;A service provided by the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ribroadcasters.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">RI Broadcasters Association</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and Rhode Island Public Radio.</span></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:22:20 +0000 Aaron Read & James Baumgartner 27106 at http://ripr.org What's Open, What's Closed Due to Snowstorms Waste Company Settles with EPA by Helping Schools in RI & MA http://ripr.org/post/waste-company-settles-epa-helping-schools-ri-ma <p>A Providence waste handler has agreed to remove hazardous chemicals from 60 schools in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The cleanup is part of a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:58:20 +0000 Catherine Welch 20552 at http://ripr.org Twenty-eight RI Schools Receive a Low State Ranking http://ripr.org/post/twenty-eight-ri-schools-receive-low-state-ranking <p>Rhode Island Education Commissioner Deborah Gist said parents in schools receiving a low rating should seek answers into how those schools are going to improve.</p><p></p><p>Twenty-eight schools received the lowest ratings, many of them were in Providence. The education department said the rating system is designed to identify warning signs and to help schools improve. Gist said while it takes years to turn a school around, parents should be concerned about a low-performing school.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:14:06 +0000 Catherine Welch 17800 at http://ripr.org Twenty-eight RI Schools Receive a Low State Ranking Chafee Calls for Review of URI Gun Scare http://ripr.org/post/chafee-calls-review-uri-gun-scare <p>Governor Lincoln Chafee says he’s relieved and grateful that no one was seriously injured yesterday at the University, where a report of an active shooter on campus proved to be unfounded. The campus was on lockdown for about two-and-a-half hours.</p><p>The governor said in a statement the state will review what happened. He said the incident provides a unique opportunity to review emergency operations and&nbsp; how the situation was handled.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 13:37:16 +0000 Flo Jonic 13104 at http://ripr.org Bill to End "Caruolo Act" Scheduled for Hearings Tomorrow http://ripr.org/post/bill-end-caruolo-act-scheduled-hearings-tomorrow <p>Hearings on the bill that would repeal the “Caruolo Act” are scheduled begin Tuesday at the State House.</p><p>The “Caruolo Act,” enacted in 1995, allows local school committees to sue their towns for more funding.</p><p>Representative Patricia Morgan (R Coventry, Warwick, West Warwick) who introduced the bill speaks from experience when describing what she sees as the act’s potentially negative effects.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 20:52:08 +0000 John Bender 10929 at http://ripr.org