Is the ocean ‘land owned or controlled’ by feds? Antiquities Act lawsuit aims to find out

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Federal government, Massachusetts, News, Rhode Island  /  No Comments

A lawsuit argues that President Obama’s creation of a national monument in the Atlantic Ocean is beyond the reach of the Antiquities Act.

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Vermont carbon tax in limbo while neighboring states pick up the effort

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Connecticut, Energy and Environment, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, News, Rhode Island, State Budgets, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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While hopes of passing a carbon tax in Vermont are dimming by the day, a development in nearby Connecticut could breathe new life into the initiative.

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Student forced to lobby for progressive policies is still fighting back

By   /  January 6, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Education, First Amendment, News, Rhode Island  /  No Comments

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Should all social workers be liberal?

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School Choice Week sparks debate in Rhode Island town

By   /  December 21, 2016  /  Education Blog, Rhode Island  /  No Comments

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In Rhode Island, even a simple proclamation in support of school choice is controversial. Earlier this week, the Hopkinton Town Council approved on a 3-2 vote a resolution recognizing National School Choice Week, which is Jan. 22-28. But council member Barbara Capalbo opposed the resolution, reported, trotting out the tired old excuse that school choice […]

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Charters’ tough love yields high performance

By   /  December 6, 2016  /  Education Blog, Rhode Island  /  No Comments

One reason charter schools succeed is that they have high standards of behavior. The Providence Journal reports on two Achievement First schools in Providence that put those standards into practice. The schools call their disciplinary approach “warm-strict, warm-demanding,” and say that a uniform approach to discipline means that students feel safe knowing that the standards […]

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American flags, patriotism now triggering college students

By   /  November 23, 2016  /  Campus Culture, Education, First Amendment, Maryland, Massachusetts, National, News, Rhode Island  /  No Comments

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States and municipalities have pulled down the Confederate flag to avoid hurt feelings, but now Old Glory is under attack, this time from college students triggered by the flag’s association with the Nov. 8 election results.

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