Goff Junior High School http://ripr.org en For Some Martin Luther King Jr. Day Means A Day Of Service http://ripr.org/post/some-martin-luther-king-jr-day-means-day-service <p>Martin Luther King Jr. Day may mean a day off for some, but scores of volunteers spent the day in Pawtucket hard at work.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Volunteers busily taped windows, primed, and painted walls at Goff Junior High School as part of a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.</p><p>They were working as a part of a national program that organizes service projects across the country; encouraging people to volunteer on their day off. &nbsp;Volunteer Megan Kelly, took a break from painting a beige hallway bright yellow.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:03:39 +0000 John Bender 27912 at http://ripr.org For Some Martin Luther King Jr. Day Means A Day Of Service More on the Story of Openly Transgender Student Hannah Rini http://ripr.org/post/more-story-openly-transgender-student-hannah-rini <p>Transgender issues have been the the news quite a bit lately, following the announcement from Bradley Manning, the army private who leaked documents to WikiLeaks, that she is transgender and will now be living as Chelsea Manning.</p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio's education reporter Elisabeth Harrison speaks with All Things Considered Host Dave Fallon about a Pawtucket student she profiled, who has been openly transgender for a year now.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Hanna Rini, who is 12, started junior high school this week.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:32:07 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison & Dave Fallon 20898 at http://ripr.org More on the Story of Openly Transgender Student Hannah Rini Starting Junior High as a Transgender Student http://ripr.org/post/starting-junior-high-transgender-student <p>It’s back to school season in Rhode Island. There’s an ever so subtle hint of fall in the air and schools around the state are opening their doors again for students after the long summer break.</p><p>With the first day of school comes that familiar mix of nerves and excitement. Will my friends be the same?&nbsp; What new people will I meet? Will I like my teachers? And perhaps no start of school is quite as nerve-wracking as the first day of junior high.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 12:38:32 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 20819 at http://ripr.org Starting Junior High as a Transgender Student