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An important day for civics education in Rhode Island

A years-long legal battle by students who were seeking a constitutional right to an adequate civics education has been settled — and today we'll learn more details about the agreement.

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North Kingstown teachers tell School Committee they are at ‘breaking point’

Reeling from untimely death of a colleague, and still struggling with pandemic disruptions and investigations into coaches, teachers begged committee for mental health support and accountability.

COMMENTARY | ERIN PAPA

South Kingstown should reinstate its dual language immersion program

South Kingstown students cannot miss out on the advantages of being multilingual in a dynamic and globalized economy, the executive director of the Coalition for a Multilingual Rhode Island says.

North Kingstown Town Council ‘sickened’ by judge’s findings in Aaron Thomas case

The former athletes, who’d come forward as adults about the testing they went through as teens, said they felt validated by the new report.

New report: R.I. coach’s conduct was ‘inappropriate, improper, and not acceptable’

North Kingstown investigation reveals how high school staff and administrators failed to tell authorities — and the community — about Aaron Thomas’ alleged misconduct with teenage boys.

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R.I. to improve civics education to resolve federal lawsuit

Lawyers for Rhode Island public school students and parents sued the governor and education officials in federal court in 2018, arguing that a proper civics education was a constitutional right

COMMENTARY | LEANNE BARRETT AND NICOLE O'LOUGHLIN

Child care investment essential for young children, working families and R.I. economy

Advocates urge the R.I. General Assembly to pass legislation to increase child-care provider rates, expand access for families, and retain skilled educators

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Judge’s review of investigations of North Kingstown coach’s ‘naked fat tests’ released Monday

The Town Council will discuss the report’s findings and recommendations at its 7 p.m. meeting.