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Shaking up the school system
Rhode Island education commissioner Deborah Gist’s take-charge style could make a winner of a state that often seems destined to fail. But critics say her free-market approach won’t work.
| April 23, 2010
Can Beacon Hill do better?
With DiMasi gone, the idea of casino gambling is again alive.
Gambling and education take center stage
| September 25, 2009
Can the Providence schools get it together?
As Rhode Island continues to struggle with budget deficits and economic development, the future of education is a piece of a large puzzle.
The answer will have a serious impact on the state’s economic future
| June 11, 2008
Primary Endorsements 2008
On June 10, Mainers in both the Democratic and Republican parties will get to vote on people to represent them in Washington DC.
Who we'd like to see in the first round
PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF
| June 04, 2008
The revenge of grammar
As an SAT tutor, I am constantly trying to explain why answer choice (A) is plainly, if subtly, superior to answer choice (C).
An SAT tutor embraces the expanded achievement test
| May 09, 2007
Apartheid, Bush style
More pitiable than being a Democrat in President George W. Bush’s America is to be an African-American Democrat.
The Republican rape of New Orleans. Plus, Rumsfeld and Romney
| April 19, 2006
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