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7/29/19 | The Future of our Newport Public Schools (update)

The Newport City Council has called for a workshop with the School Committee and School Administration to explore the issues regarding new school design, composition, construction, and location. We will alert you to time and location when officially announced. (For more on the result of last week’s discussions, read the 7/25 article from Newport This Week – below).    Recommendation Prior to and during that workshop, the ALN Executive Committee asks that the following issues be examined and addressed before proceeding with the Stage One submission to the RI Department of Education: 1. Secure a more definitive cost for renovating Coggeshall to accommodate PreK-1st (the early learning center) and explore other north side options for a new ELC, including adjacencies to the current Pell school or CCRI. Bussing/driving PreK children, the majority who live north of Memorial, all the way south to the current Rogers site seems imprudent. 2. Determine what a minimal “band-aid solution” for current Rogers would cost, one that would take the school through the next 5-8 years until north end land is freed up. This also allows the door to possible Middletown unification be left open for the next few years. 3. Determine exactly why a new HS (or ELC) couldn’t be located on CCRI adjacent, city-owned land. What commitments does the City have that would preclude […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - July 29, 2019 at 12:00 pm

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PUBLIC FORUM – Students of Newport Public Schools Speak Out

DATE: Tuesday, May 1st TIME: 6-7:30 PM LOCATION: Claiborne Pell Elementary School | 35 Dexter Street, Newport, RI. A Public Forum Presented by the One Newport NPS Strategic Plan Subcommittee And Alliance for Livable Newport (ALN) Listen to our Thompson and Rogers School students talk about their future aspirations and the roles education and the community play in making life choices. Here’s an opportunity to understand the perspectives of Newport’s young people as they navigate technology, social media, classroom traditions, extracurricular activities, family pressures and a rapid change in the labor market. You have heard from the Newport City Council and the School Committee, and about the Newport Public Schools’ Strategic Plan. Now is the time to hear from our most important educational constituents. Panelists: Students from Rogers High School and Thompson Middle School If you could ask them a question what would it be? Now is your opportunity. Questions may be submitted via email before the forum or in writing the night of the event. info@newportalliance.org You do not have to be present at the forum to have your question chosen. The One Newport Subcommittee is a group of volunteers who are committed to helping improve the Newport Public […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - April 15, 2018 at 4:44 pm

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January Survey; 3 Questions, 3 minutes, tell us what you think!

Anyone can take this survey! Please share with your friends. We encourage every Newport Resident to participate. CLICK HERE >> January 2013 ALN » http://ALN-January-2013.questionpro.com  

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Posted by NewportAlliance - January 23, 2013 at 7:59 am

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Newport Schools Make Security Changes in Light of Newtown Shooting – Newport, RI Patch

In the wake of the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, Newport schools are taking more safety precautions, Superintendent John Ambrogi said on Monday. “We needed to make sure we’re locking all the doors of every one of the elementary schools,” he said on Monday afternoon. Some doors had been unlocked and he had received “an abundance of caution.”Despite making sure that all doors are locked, complete and total safety is never guaranteed, he admitted.“Sandy Hook had all the procedures in place, including a buzzer system to get into the school. Unfortunately, when someone really wants to breach a school and are bent on doing it, as sad as it may be, it’s a reality,” he said.The major issues at hand are gun control and mental health, he added.“As an educator, I grieve at the loss of innocent children and administrators and teachers who gave their lives to protect their students,” Ambrogi said in a statement issued Monday afternoon. “As fellow educators, I know our thoughts are with the Sandy Hook Elementary School educational community and hope that somehow they are able to come back and persevere despite this terrible tragedy.”Ambrogi said he spoke with Police Chief […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - December 18, 2012 at 8:15 am

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