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Awards for the melancholy

Any gathering of journalists these days is, inevitably, a bifurcated affair: half-liquor-fueled bonhomie and half-dark talk of an uncertain future.
Gala Dept.
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 13, 2011
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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.
The Reformer
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 23, 2010

Teach for America and the power of ideas

Teach for America, which arrived in Rhode Island this week, will be offering a relatively small crop of fresh-out-of-college instructors for the state's public school system: 90 teachers over the next three years.

By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 05, 2010
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Take Back Barack

It's time to reclaim the man we put in the White House
It's time to reclaim the man we put in the White House
By JEFF INGLIS + DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 17, 2008
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Two many Americas

It's worth reminding ourselves that when the Republicans are out of power, they go apeshit.
Could an Obama administration mean an end to the red-state/blue-state divide?
By BY MIKE MILIARD  |  November 12, 2008