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Let's make the new law work

Educators nationwide have high hopes for NCLB's successor - the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). But the new draft regulations contain more of the same emphasis on testing. You have a chance to make this right. 

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Your Kids are Our Kids, Too

Did you know your local educator employment contracts address issues such as class size, health and safety concerns, professional growth opportunities, and textbooks and supplies? NEARI works to support your teachers and staff, so they can give your child the best school experience possible. Parents, learn more about NEARI


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In launching the new face of, we wanted to leave you with something to look forward to. In this space – soon! – will appear blog posts from various NEARI officers and staff. Meanwhile, please explore the site and let us know what you think. Send your comments to Enjoy!


6 things to know about RI's top teacher

Rhode Island’s new Teacher of the Year is Tracy Lafreniere, North Smithfield reading specialist.

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