The wisdom we gain in our lives has many teachers. The most obvious, of course, stand in the front of our classrooms or sit at the head of our family dinner table. But other profoundly influential teachers are less obvious, such as when our natural surroundings convey profoundly important life lessons. Albert Einstein once said, "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." And we hear similarly wise words from 13-year-old Theo Richter
Rhode Island Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein has upheld an initial legal settlement in Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s 38 Studios lawsuit over the $75 million state loan guarantee granted to the failed video game company started by Curt Schilling, the former Boston Red Sox pitcher.
In an opinion released this afternoon, Silverstein approved a $4.4 million settlement reached with the Providence law firm of Moses, Alfonso and Ryan, a firm that advised the state on bonds of the ill-fated loan program.
Gubernatorial candidate Ken Block is criticizing the efficiency of the Department of Motor Vehicles, accusing the Chafee administration of failing to fix it. He says that in the past ten months the average wait time has tripled and lists several other statistics highlighting the system's inefficiency.
"In June, per the DMV's own numbers, Rhode Islanders waited in line for a grand total of 2.4 years. That's government dysfunction, that's government not doing the right thing by its residents."
A reported surge in the number of children removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect is raising concern across the state. Addiction is a major cause.
Chris Dorval manages programs at an addiction treatment facility called Clinical Services of Rhode Island. Dorval says that over the past couple of years, he’s treated a growing number of clients whose children have been removed from their homes. But Dorval said he thinks there’s more to it than just the increasing number of people addicted to opioids like heroin and prescription painkillers.
You know it's no easy thing to run a small but professional dance company. Fund-raising is constant and communication with other companies sometimes almost non-existent. That's why Island Moving's idea to trade locations with other companies is such a good thing. It allows a small but efficient troupe to not only travel the nation but brings dancers, choreographers and administrators together in what can sometimes be a kind of singular business.
For babies, healthy brain development is like a tennis game. A caregiver "serves" up an interaction, like a facial expression, a coo, or a word, and the infant "returns" that serve, imitating the expression or sound.
No one is saying why federal officials have launched an investigation into Brown's handling of a sexual assault complaint, but the school is one of 68 around the country facing increased scrutiny over the issue of sexual violence.
Campus officials have struggled to strike a balance between the rights of students who say they are victims of sexual assault and the rights of their alleged attackers, who often have not been found guilty of any crime.
A program designed to help Rhode Island's older adult population prepare for climate change threats is one of several projects that will receive federal money as part of the state's disaster recovery action plan. This program will receive $150,000 over the next two years.
Rhode Island, along with all other states, is being asked to submit new “teacher equity plans,” to the U.S. Department of Education. Originally created in 2006, these plans are designed to insure that poor and minority children are not taught at higher rates by inexperienced or unqualified teachers.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is praising Rhode Island for its work implementing its original plan.