5 Things for Wednesday: East Providence Election Results, Special Education Law & More
Check in with your daily dose of East Providence area information, including news, weather and history notes!
East Providence Weather:
- Wednesday: Rain, mainly after 11am. High near 45. Breezy, with a northeast wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 48 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
- Wednesday Night: Rain. Patchy fog after 11pm. Low around 36. Breezy, with a north wind 23 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
East Providence Election Results: Click here to get the latest results for the East Providence City Council and School Committee races.
RI Special Education Law Workshop: This free workshop is being hosted by the East Providence Parent Advisory Committee on Special Education. David Kane is an expert in education and disability law and currently is Vice President, Regional Resource Center & Consultant Group at Sargent Center. His background includes Founder and Director of the “Rhode Island Center for Education and Policy” and Chief Policy Analyst, Legal Interagency Coordinator Rhode Island Department of Education and Rhode island Technical Assistance Project.
The workshop will start with a basic overview of the IEP process, Section 504, Extended School Year (ESY) and differentiated instruction and then have a question and answer period. Come get a better understanding of special education law to effectively advocate for your child’s needs. Takes place from
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Edward R. Martin Middle School Library
111 Brown Street, East Providence
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This Day in History: On this day in 1991, basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson stuns the world by announcing his sudden retirement from the Los Angeles Lakers, after testing positive for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. At the time, many Americans viewed AIDS as a gay white man's disease. Johnson (1959- ), who is African American and heterosexual, was one of the first sports stars to go public about his HIV-positive status.