Rep. Nardolillo Extremely Disappointed About Animal Cruelty Case

Rep. Robert Nardolillo III (R-Dist. 28 Coventry) is upset over the recent court case involving an Exeter man convicted on two counts of animal cruelty. Police raided the home of an Exeter man in December and found nearly 100 animals living in unsanitary conditions including dogs, chickens, ducks, rabbits, and goats. Last week the man in question was convicted of two charges including overwork, mistreatment or failure to feed animals and unnecessary cruelty to animals. He was only fined $200 for his actions leaving many animal advocacy groups upset over the court’s decision. The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention…
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Shower To Empower

What is Shower to Empower? Shower to Empower is a mobile navigation unit operated and funded through a partnership between the House of Hope Community Development Corporation (CDC), Team Williams, LLC, and the City of Providence. Shower to Empower is a one of a kind model and uniquely links basic needs such as complimentary showers and haircuts with case management and medical navigation services in a mobile delivery model. It is aimed to provide assistance and restore dignity to Rhode Island’s experiencing homelessness, ultimately making connections to essential services. About the Unit: The unit is a customized 20’ x ’…
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Cicilline, Langevin Announce $450K in Federal Funding for Affordable Housing, Community Development

WASHINGTON - Congressmen David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and Jim Langevin (D-RI) today announced that Rhode Island community organizations are receiving nearly $450,000 through NeighborWorks America to support affordable housing and revitalizing local communities. NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley is receiving a grant of $258,000, while the West Elmwood Housing Development Corp. is receiving $188,000 in new funds. "Quality affordable housing is the bedrock of the middle class, and this investment will give more Rhode Island families the opportunity to find a new home," said Cicilline who advocated for a $35 million increase in annual federal support for NeighborWorks America. "Benefitting families…
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Bret Williams Way to Help Homeless People in Rhode Island with showers and essential services

“This is a project that I am extremely passionate about as it will have a direct impact on thousands of our fellow Rhode Island neighbors who are truly struggling,” said Team Williams, LLC. President Bret Williams. “At a very young age, I was in a shelter and if it were not for my parents who adopted me, I am not sure how life would have turned out. It is our goal to provide basic hygiene needs and assistance to better their situations and that of their families. There is no program offering all of these services in the United States,…
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Nueva Investigación de Preescolar revela que las Políticas Estatales para los Niños de Lenguaje Dual ‘Necesitan Avanzar’ CA, TX Entre los Estados que Lideran en Cobertura y Soportes a Niños de Lenguaje Dual

New Brunswick, NJ— Más del 20 por ciento de todos los niños en edad preescolar en los EE. UU. hablan un idioma diferente al inglés en su hogar, sin embargo, la mayoría de los programas estatales de preescolar no reúnen datos sobre el idioma del hogar de los niños, lo que hace casi imposible diseñar soportes efectivos para niños de lenguaje dual (DLL), de acuerdo con un nuevo informe del Instituto Nacional de Investigación en Primera Infancia (NIEER, por sus siglas en inglés). El Anuario del Estado del Preescolar 2017, basado en datos del año académico 2016-17, es el único…
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Education

NIEER Research Reveals States Choose Quantity Over Quality in Pre-K Enrollment Grows but Inadequate Funding Short-Changes Teachers and Children

New Brunswick, NJ—A new state-by-state report shows more young children enrolled in public pre-K programs but a troubling lack of policies ensuring the quality classroom experiences they need to get ready for kindergarten. The State of Preschool 2017 annual report, based on 2016-17 academic year data, finds states heeding the demand for pre-K and expanding access to publicly funded programs in a variety of settings. But instead of supporting quality early learning with adequate resources, most state programs invest too little to help children catch up with their more advantaged peers by kindergarten. “Recent changes in federal policy--including the Every…
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Fallece ex primera dama estadounidense Barbara Bush

La ex Primera dama de Estados Unidos, Barbara Bush, ha muerto a los 92 años, informó un portavoz de la familia. La señora Bush, fue solo una de dos primeras damas estadounidenses que también fue madre de un presidente. La otra era Abigail Adams, esposa de John Adams y madre de John Quincy Adams. La manera sencilla de hablar de la Sra. Bush y su total falta de pretensiones la hicieron más popular que su esposo. Ella trajo un estilo de abuela a Washington, con sus característicos collares de perlas falsas y mostrando sin vanidad su cabello blanco y sus…
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Juntos Rhode Island una iniciativa de Rhode Island Foundation

El pasado sábado se reunió un grupo de personas de las ciudades de Central Falls y Pawtucket, donde se proclamó que estas comunidades ya tienen una Voz. Es claro que nadie conoce mejor su ciudad y el estado que sus residentes, la reunión empezó con un desayuno y la bienvenida a los participantes. Estuvo presente el alcalde Don Grebien de la ciudad de Pawtucket quien conversó sobre diferentes temas. La diversidad se sintió en el lugar, que contó con intérpretes y material en varios idiomas. El dialogo fue amigable en las diferentes mesas, en el recorrido realizado por LPR escuchamos…
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Education

Secretary DeVos Approves Idaho, Mississippi and Rhode Island’s ESSA State Plans

WASHINGTON– Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the approval of Idaho, Mississippi and Rhode Island's consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). "The state plans met ESSA's requirements, and I am pleased to approve them," said Secretary DeVos. "I look forward to seeing how these states dive deeper into the flexibility afforded by ESSA to innovate on behalf of their students." Allowing states more flexibility in how they deliver education to students is at the core of ESSA. Each state crafted a plan that it feels will best offer educational opportunities to meet the needs of the…
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