school funding en Districts Appeal to Supreme Court in School Funding Lawsuit <p>Woonsocket and Pawtucket are asking the Rhode Island Supreme Court to intervene in their effort to get more funding from the state. The districts filed briefs late last week, arguing they do not receive enough state aid to meet the state’s basic education requirements. The districts claim their students are being denied equal access to an education, in violation of their rights under the state constitution.</p><p></p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:48:45 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 19979 at Controversy Follows Gist to the Statehouse <p>Rhode Island Education Commissioner Deborah Gist urged lawmakers to pass a series of bills aimed at improving school safety in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting during her State of Education speech on Tuesday. She also urged passage of the governor’s budget which increases funding for public schools, colleges and universities.</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 15:17:17 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 14491 at