Rhode Island
Public Education
Rhode Island teacher says DHS ‘media literacy’ program targets conservatives as dangerous extremists

A teacher in Rhode Island is crying foul about a federal program teaching students to report those who express conservative ideas as potential “extremists.” The “media literacy” program by the… Read More

February 19, 2024
Public Education
‘We should never notify parents on these issues,’ school board member says of student gender status, citing suicide risk

A Rhode Island school district’s newest board member, an appointee, says parents shouldn’t be notified about most issues, especially children’s status in transgender cases. “Not all parents should be… Read More

January 30, 2024
Public Education
41 students arrested at Brown University following anti-Israel campus protest  

Officers arrested 41 students at Brown University after students broke school policies by refusing to leave the University Hall in an anti-Israel protest. “Brown University issued multiple trespass warning to… Read More

December 18, 2023
Public Education
Book banning? Rhode Island school district trained teachers to ‘purge’ music library of ‘discriminatory’ content

A school district in Rhode Island has been caught training its teachers to “decolonize” the music room. The training from 2020 only came to light recently, thanks to parental rights… Read More

December 18, 2023
Public Education
Rhode Island Dept. of Ed. trains teachers to use woke, pro-LGBT tools on students 

A parental rights advocate blew the whistle on the Rhode Island Department of Education’s teacher training involving an “intersectionality wheel” that encouraged teachers to be an “LGBTQ ally.”   Nicole… Read More

December 1, 2023
Legislation
Memo reveals how teachers’ union worked on bill to keep sexually explicit books in schools

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Democratic lawmakers privately negotiated with the nation’s largest teachers union to craft a bill intended to combat bans of sexually explicit books in schools, according… Read More

October 27, 2023
Public Education
Parents outraged over Amazon gift card offer to students by LGBT ‘focus group’ via Rhode Island middle school newsletter

Parents are furious over an apparent attempt to incentivize students to participate in an LGBT focus group by offering a $15 Amazon gift card.  The offer was uncovered after parents… Read More

September 19, 2023
Courts
Rhode Island school district to allow Christian clubs after advocacy group files lawsuit

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Providence Public School District (PPSD) came to an agreement with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) Tuesday following a lawsuit after the district allegedly refused to allow… Read More

July 20, 2023
Public Education
Rhode Island bill would help special ed students left behind by public schools

The Rhode Island House is considering legislation to help special education students currently neglected or underserved in public schools. “In too many cases, parents feel left out,”… Read More

April 24, 2023
Public Education
Rhode Island reaps meager return despite huge spending in public education

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) released its first accountability report card, and the state commissioner struggled to put a positive spin on the results. Covering the… Read More

April 17, 2023
Culture, Public Education
School district sued for allegedly discrimination against Christian after-school club

(Daily Caller) – A Rhode Island school district is the subject of a lawsuit after allegedly preventing Christian clubs from operating on its school campuses while allowing secular clubs. Providence… Read More

March 13, 2023
Public Education
Rhode Island education system needs overhauled, not more funding, says policy group

(The Center Square) – One Rhode Island legislator is proposing amending the state’s education funding formula, while one public policy group says the education system needs to be eliminated. Senate… Read More

March 7, 2023
Legislation
Rhode Island lawmaker wants to spend more taxpayer money to ‘close achievement gaps’

(The Center Square) – The chair of the Rhode Island General Assembly’s Senate Education Committee has introduced a trio of bills geared toward specific student populations across the state. State… Read More

February 27, 2023
Public Education
Rhode Island school under scrutiny for soliciting funds for cartel human smuggler

(The Center Square) – Employees of a Rhode Island high school are under scrutiny for allegedly engaging in a scheme involving a student who was reportedly smuggled into the… Read More

January 31, 2023
Public Education
Rhode Island teacher sues school that let him go after he ditched their union

(Daily Caller) – A Rhode Island educator sued his former school on Dec. 30 after allegedly being fired for choosing to opt out of the teachers’ union. John Lancellotta … Read More

January 6, 2023
Public Education
Rhode Island school board member promoting CRT on website also says misgendering is ‘violence’ 

A Rhode Island school board member is under fire for her view that misgendering is “an act of violence” that “should be dealt with accordingly.” North Kingstown School… Read More

November 23, 2022
Public Education
Rhode Island voters to decide three bond measures totaling $400 million in November

(The Center Square) – On Nov. 8, voters in Rhode Island will be deciding on three bond measures totaling $400 million. Question 1 would issue $100 million in bonds for… Read More

October 18, 2022
Public Education
Rhode Island public education system in “crisis,” says public policy group

Rhode Island public schools are in trouble according to a report citing drops in attendance and declining standardized test scores. On Thursday, public policy research organization Rhode Island… Read More

October 13, 2022
Public Education
School district’s sex ed curriculum features ‘Genderbread Person’ to teach kids about being trans

(Daily Caller) – A Rhode Island school district sexual education curriculum features a “genderbread person” to teach children about gender identity, according to documents obtained by the Daily Caller News… Read More

October 13, 2022
Public Education
No parents allowed: Rhode Island mom sues school district for holding ‘secret’ meetings to push radical CRT agenda

A Rhode Island mom filed a lawsuit after she says she was blocked from attending “secret” meetings where “anti-racist” CRT ideology was being pushed in an effort to change… Read More

August 8, 2022