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Deborah Gist Won’t Debate PSU Over NECAP Requirement

Providence Student Union members are not satisfied with Education Commissioner Deborah Gist's RSVP on its invitation to debate NECAP grad requirements.

The Providence Student Union and its supporters have not backed down in spite of Rhode Island Education Commissioner, Deborah Gist, declining an invitation for a...

Huffington Post Column Hammers PolitiFact

PolitiFact

The Research Director at Social Security Works, the leading Social Security advocacy group, has raised questions about the quality of research being conducted by the...

LISTEN: Where The Smart Kids Are Going To College 2013

As graduation season approaches for high school seniors, GoLocalProv takes a look at where the 3 top-ranking students from each of Rhode Island’s 60-plus...

slides: 20 Things You Need To Do This Summer in Rhode Island

It's finally here--the season Rhode Island was made for. It's officially summer, and we're here to inspire you with the 20 things you...

RI PowerPlayer: Rick Simone

GoLocalProv's PowerPlayer is Chairman of the Board of Junior Achievement of Rhode Island, Rick Simone. The marketing and event executive, who is also Vice...

slides: 10 Great Ways To Spend Your Day Off On Monday in RI

Looking to break away from the ordinary this Memorial Day? Spend your day off on Monday enjoying some traditional (and some unconventional) Rhode Island excursions...

In Case You Missed It: Providence Mayor’s Race

"In Case You Missed It," GoLocal's Saturday feature, puts the week's top stories in one easy place for you to review and read....

Fox’s Rival Calls for New Economic Model

Representative Patrick O'Neill has called for the formation of a

Representative Patrick O'Neill unveiled an economic plan for the formation of a Governor's Office of Economic Policy Coordination (GOEPC) -- in marked contrast...

Rhode Island’s Most Dangerous Bridges

One fifth of the all bridges in Rhode Island are structurally deficient, according to a GoLocalProv analysis of state data. EDITOR'S NOTE: GoLocal originally...

NEW: RI State Council of Churches Responds to BSA Gay Scout Policy

The Rhode Island State Council of Churches has issued a statement today in support of recent change in policy at the Boy Scouts of America...

Gist by the Numbers: Achievement Gap Failing to Improve

Test scores are up. So are graduation rates. But the gap between white students and those who are minorities, have disabilities, or are not native...

URI’s Mazze on Economic Forecast: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Mazze on Rhode Island economy -- and how to push the buttons needed to move forward.

Today, URI Professor of Business Administration Edward Mazze will unveil his annual state-of-the-state report, "The Rhode Island Economic Outlook and Forecast: Reexamining the Manufacturing Sector"...

slides: Report: Gist Misses Most Achievement Gap Target Numbers

The Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, led by Commissioner Deborah Gist, released it's Comprehensive NECAP Math, Reading, and Writing Results for...

NEW: Taveras Issues Letter Opposing RI NECAP Requirements

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras has issued letters opposing NECAP-linked graduation requirements to RI Senate Education Committee Chair Hanna M. Gallo and state Board of...

video: Cicilline Implores House to Reject “Making College More Expensive Act”

Speaking on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today spoke out to protect student loan interest rates...

Half of RI Renters Spend Over 30% of Income on Rent

HousingWorks RI report issued this week shows half of RI renters spend over 30% of their income on housing - to the detriment of the state economy.

A report issued by HousingWorks RI today entitled, "The Complete Approach to Funding Affordable Housing" showed that half of Rhode Island renters are cost-burdened, which...

Julia Steiny: Public Schools Owe Neglected Kids More Than Academics

Dr. James Comer is a rock star in my world, with sterling credentials and a great personal story. He started as a doctor delivering babies...

NEW: Senator Whitehouse Apologizes for Comments

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) issued an apology for his comments on the floor of the United States Senate regarding global warming and its...

Providence Mayoral Race Taking Shape

The field of potential contenders continues to grow for Providence Mayor Angel Taveras' anticipated open seat in 2014, should the Mayor decide to make a run...

NEW: Block Announces Candidacy for Governor in 2014

Moderate Party of Rhode Island chairman Ken Block announced today he is running for Governor in 2014.  

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