Providence mayoral candidate Brett Smiley says his plan would pay teachers extra for taking on more responsibilities.
The city’s $678.4-million budget includes additional funding for public safety as well as raises for several major public employee unions.
Gubernatorial candidate wants to create a “last dollar” scholarship for students, costing the state between $10 million and $15 million annu…
House Finance Chairman Ray Gallison wants to raise the statewide minimum wage, but doesn’t want cities setting their own rates.
Critics want a public hearing to discuss fiscal impact on the city before the council votes.
A report finds that Providence teachers have school attendance rates on par with the national average, but 23% were chronically absent.
Marc Castaldi earned $78,856 in 2013, according to city payroll records.
The state education commissioner weighs in Providence’s NECAP problems and a plan to limit teacher evaluations.
Mayor Taveras stopped short of supporting a $15 minimum wage for all Providence hotel workers.
The city wants “millions of dollars” from the bank because of its failure to offer mortgages in minority neighborhoods.
Changes will allow an additional 800 students to qualify for bus passes during the next school year, costing the city an additional $497,860…
Dozens of students now have the chance to earn a diploma after the school board voted unanimously to amend the NECAP graduation requirement.
The decision comes nearly a year after a missing 15-year-old Boston girl was caught working as a dancer in Cheaters Gentlemen’s Club.
The former mayor said he was unaware that websites related to his name were purchased and that he “had nothing to do with it.”
An audit of school dept. employee resumes shows that no other workers claim to hold college degrees from unaccredited institutions
City Council President Michael Solomon is a partner on a business that owes the city $410,000 from a taxpayer-funded loan.
Nancy Stevenin was earning $94,000 per year as a special education supervisor in the city.
Providence Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Lusi says the district was not aware that the employee bought her degree online when they hired …
Providence lawyer Mark DeSisto will be paid $150 per hour to represent the House after the attorney general’s office determined it needed to…
Law enforcement officials throughout the state hauled in nearly $15.7 million since 2003 using the state’s asset forfeiture law.
Former House Speaker Gordon Fox’s lawyer described more than 100 subpoenas stemming from a grand jury investigation.
Rhode Island has moved one step closer to tabling its controversial high school graduation requirement.
The vote against continuing the debate over the graduation requirement doesn’t guarantee that “high-stakes” testing is here to stay.
The former House speaker’s campaign contributions came from a who’s who list of politicians, lobbyists and political action committees.
Mayor Angel Taveras maintains his successor must show “fiscal discipline” to help keep Providence on the right track.