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EDUCATION FORMULAS AND FAIRNESS TO THE TAXPAYERS
A paper on the status quo and two formula alternatives.
READ SUMMARY & PAPER
Rev. 2-12-2015


FINANCING EDUCATION
Financing Education Forum held in Newport.
HIGHLIGHTS


UPDATE
Position on Financing Public Education in Rhode Island
MORE INFO


AT THE STATE HOUSE

State League Studies Education Funding policy for 2014
A subcommittee of the Advocacy Committee is studying the impact of the education funding formula instituted in Rhode Island in 2011 by interviewing local officials to determine how the formula is affecting their work. This may result in a proposal for legislative action

Monitoring:

  • The Board of Elections
  • The Ethics Committee
  • The Judicial Nominating Committee
  • Open Meetings and Open Records


THE TRANSPARENCY PORTAL
The LWV has long urged urged transparency in government. Look at Rhode Island up close, through the Transparency Portal, which details budget expenditures, open meeting law regulations, and asks for citizen input.
CLICK HERE

 

The League of Women Voters Providence
and
Generation Citizen are partnering with
Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum for

Three Public "Conversations"

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 6:30 pm
"The East Side Engages Providence"
Followed by an informal reception.
Speakers:

  • Lorne Adrain, former Providence mayoral candidate
  • Cali Almy, Wheeler School Community Service Learning Director
  • Albert Dahlberg, Director of State and Community Relations, Brown's Swearer Center

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 6:30 pm
"Latino Education and Engagement"
Followed by an informal reception.
Speakers:

  • Anna Cano-Morales, Director of Latino Policy Institute, Roger Williams University
  • Soljane Quiles, social studies teacher, Highlander Charter School
  • Jose Baptista, president of the board of directors, the Rhode Island Latino Civic Fund and Rhode Island Latino Political Action Committee

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 6:30 pm
"Technology and Community Engagement"
Followed by an informal reception.
Speakers:

  • Andy Cutler, founder of Achievery
  • Sue Ellen Kroll, Director of Grants and Strategic Partnerships, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities

~ Where ~
The Lippitt House Museum
199 Hope Street
Providence, RI

Supported in part with a grant from the LWVRI Education Fund, the Conversations are designed to promote citizen engagement.

Providence League members will lead the  discussions.

Note: Attendees with limited mobility can park in the drive at the entrance off Angell Street.  That entrance has 6 steps with handrails. Once inside, the doorways can accommodate wheel chairs. If you need to park in the drive, please notify the Museum in advance (453-0688).

Barbara Feldman as time-keeper at
Providence School Board Nominating Commission forums.
Providence League members served as time-keepers,
moderator, question-gatherers at the two public evening forums,
held at the Providence Career and Technical Academy.


She Shines YWCA Radio Program

Jane Koster, Liz Head, and Sandy Riojas
before recording the She Shines YWCA radio program.
To be aired October 25, 2014 at 10:00am on WOON 1240.


Common Cause RI

Common Cause RI 44th Annual Meeting, October 15, 2014.
Phil West, accepting award, Jane W. Koster and Greta Abbott.


The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.

Dwight Eisenhower

 

LWV ADVOCACY MEETING
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Weaver Library
44 Grove Ave
East Providence, RI

For more information:
Susan Escherich
sescherich@verizon.net


ACCESSING GOVERNMENT
IN RHODE ISLAND
ACCESS/RI has outlined the limitations on the public's access in Access Limited: An Audit of Compliance with the Rhode Island Public Records Act(2014).
MORE INFO


PROVIDENCE LWV CONVERSATION (Oct. 8)
Crumbling Schools:
Too Awful to Ignore
Speaker: Joseph Da Silva, School Construction Coordinator, RI Department of Education

Facts from the Conversation
READ


STUDY ITEMS
How Fair is the State Funding for Libraries? What is the physical status of Providence School Buildings?
At the June 19 annual meeting, the Providence League of Women Voters elected those study items for 2014-2015.


SEE THE LATEST VOTER!
OCTOBER 2014 (pdf)


GOVERNMENT DATA
For Rhode Island, see Rhode Island Foundation
CLICK HERE

For Providence, see city site
CLICK HERE


THE BOOK GROUP
MEETS MONTHLY

Book Group gathers for Holiday Lunch at Agawam Hunt Club

UPCOMING BOOKS

January 8, 2015
Hedy's Folly: The Life and
Breakthrough Inventions of
Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful
Woman in the World
by Richard Rhodes

February 5, 2015
Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies
in their Journey
by Isabel Fonseca

March 4, 2015
Alice Roosevelt Longworth,
from White House Princess
to Washington Power Broker
by Stacey A. Cordery

April 3, 2015
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore
Roosevelt, William Howard Taft,
and the Golden Age of Journalism
by Doris Kearns Goodwin

MORE INFO


NEEDED: Volunteers
The Ethics Commission, the Board of Elections, legislative committee session, the Environmental Council of RI... all need citizen input.

The LWV needs volunteers to attend meetings. If many volunteer, we would each attend a few sessions, and report back. If you can spare a few hours, contact Susan Escherich at 401-433-4896.

 


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