Office of Innovation Awards $600,000 to Support Personalized Learning

PROVIDENCE, RI - Today, the Rhode Island Office of Innovation and the Rhode Island Association of School Principals (RIASP) announced the three winners of the Lighthouse Schools Challenge: Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School in Foster, Barrington Middle School in Barrington, and 360 High School in Providence. These schools were chosen from a candidate pool of 30 and will each receive an award of $200,000 to support their continued leadership on personalized learning. "Congratulations to the winning schools, and to all of the applicants who offered bold, innovative plans to inspire and engage all students," said Governor Gina M. Raimondo. "These…
Read More »
Featured

TICKETS TO THE TRINITY REP’S 54TH SEASON ON SALE AUGUST 8

Tickets start at $25 each for Trinity Rep’s unforgettable 2017-18 season PROVIDENCE, RI: Trinity Rep announces tickets to its 2017-18 season will go on sale tomorrow, *August 8, 2017*. Tickets start at $25 and will be available for purchase by* phone at (401) 351-4242, online at ,* or in person at the theater’s box office at *201 Washington Street, Providence*. The upcoming season’s stellar line-up of plays include the hottest new voices in theater and indelible classics, hand-selected for our Providence and Southern New England community. “As we planned the 2017-18 season, we noticed the swell of heightened communication in…
Read More »

Cicilline Statement on Russia Sanctions Law

WASHINGTON - Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after President Trump signed legislation that increases sanctions on Russia and limits his ability to roll back sanctions on Russia: "Russia's interference in last year's presidential election demanded a strong response in the form of new sanctions, and the Trump campaign's well-documented ties to Vladimir Putin's regime obligated us to tie the President's hands on this matter. The bill that was signed into law today does both." "Like many, I am concerned about whether the Trump administration will faithfully execute this new law. Republicans in Congress have so far…
Read More »

Rhode Island State Police Is Investigating Fatal Crash on I-95 in Hopkinton last night

Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces that troopers are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Interstate 95 in Hopkinton around 11:50 yesterday. The victim has been identified as Elizabeth C. Kingsland, 31, of Mystic, CT, an active-duty member of the United States Navy. The crash occurred on Interstate 95 South, about two miles north of Exit 2 in Hopkinton, where the car driven by Ms. Kingsland collided with a tractor-trailer truck and went off the road, striking a tree. She was pronounced dead…
Read More »

SECCIÓN DE OPORTUNIDADES EDUCATIVAS

Hace sesenta años, en su histórico fallo Brown v. Board of Education , el Tribunal Supremo sostuvo que la segregación intencionada de alumnos por motivos de su raza en escuelas públicas representa una vulneración de la Decimocuarta Enmienda de la Constitución de los EE. UU. La legislación federal y los fallos judiciales subsiguientes también exigen que los funcionarios escolares no discriminen a sus alumnos por motivos de su género, país de origen, barrera lingüística, religión o discapacidad. La Sección de Oportunidades Educativas hace cumplir estos fallos judiciales y leyes en una amplia gama de casos relacionados con escuelas elementales y…
Read More »

RHODE ISLAND STATE POLICE CHARGES EIGHT (8) JUVENILES INVOLVED IN DISTURBANCE AT RHODE ISLAND TRAINING SCHOOL ON JULY 26, 2017

Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces that on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, members of the Rhode Island State Police Detective Bureau petitioned eight (8) juveniles to the Rhode Island Family Court as a result of an investigation into a disturbance at the Rhode Island Training School on July 26, 2017. The petitions include charges ranging from 1) Assault with a Deadly Weapon—Felony Assault; 2) Assault on a Correctional Officer or Training School Employee; and 3) Vandalism. On July 26, 2017, at approximately 9:00 ,…
Read More »
Featured

RI State Police Arrests Providence Man for DUI After He Was Found to Have A Blood-Alcohol Level Four Times Legal Limit

Rhode Island State Police Arrests a Providence Man for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs After He Was Found to Have a Blood-Alcohol Level Four Times Greater than the Legal Limit Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces the arrest of a Providence man who was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs after he was found to have a blood-alcohol level four times greater than the legal limit. Antonio Briones, age 47, of 160 Academy Ave., Providence, Rhode Island…
Read More »
Local News

State appoints new chief information officer

PROVIDENCE - Department of Administration Director Michael DiBiase announced that Bijay Kumar has been hired as the state's chief information officer. "I am pleased to announce that Bijay Kumar will be leading the state's Information Technology division," said Director DiBiase. "Bijay brings more than 20 years of leadership and project management experience from his previous roles and has a strong track record in leading large-scale global initiatives. I know he will be a great asset to our team at the Department of Administration." Kumar most recently served as the vice president of Information Technology at Hasbro Inc., in Pawtucket, RI,…
Read More »

RI State Police Charge Five Motorists with Operating Under Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs; Two with Young Children in Their Vehicles

SCITUATE, RI -- Rhode Island State Police arrested five people on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs this past weekend, including two motorists who had young children in their vehicles at the time. "Our troopers continue to aggressively identify and arrest drivers operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs, as seen by these five arrests," said Capt. Matthew Moynihan. "But we're especially concerned when motorists suspected of driving under the influence are doing so with young children in their car, recklessly endangering innocent young lives. That is absolutely unacceptable." Luis Villa, 32, of 477 Broad…
Read More »
Featured

Raimondo Signs Automatic Voter Registration Legislation

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea, Congressman David N. Cicilline, State Representative David A. Coughlin and State Senator Gayle L. Goldin, hosted a ceremonial bill signing of legislation making Rhode Island the ninth state in the nation to implement automatic voter registration. "We must do everything we can to help Rhode Islanders participate in and engage with government at every level," Raimondo said. "That means bringing our voting infrastructure into the 21st century. I am thankful to Secretary Gorbea and General Assembly leaders for working so hard to get this legislation to…
Read More »