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The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement agreement with the state of Rhode Island resolving violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and improving career opportunities for approximately 3,250 Rhode Islanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities. more
Rhode Island ranks among the worst states for transparency of government spending data, according to a study by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund released Tuesday. Rhode Island’s overall score of 62 out of a possible 100 earned the state a grade of D+ and ranked Rhode Island as the ninth least-transparent state in the country. more
Fewer Rhode Island children are dropping out of high school and more than ever have access to quality health care, but close to 20 percent of the state’s children live at or below the poverty line, according to the 2014 Factbook released Monday by Rhode Island Kids Count. more
The Omni Hotel Providence and several other sponsors recently helped the American Lung Association to raise a record-breaking $191,000 this year in its sixth annual Fight for Air Climb in Providence. more
Toby Shepherd will join the Rhode Island Foundation as a grant programs officer effective May 5. Shepherd will lead the foundation’s grant-making in the education sector, serving as the lead on educational issues, working with stakeholders and evaluating funding proposals. more
Forty-two Cox Communications employees recently volunteered to teach elementary school students about entrepreneurship and financial literacy at George J. West Elementary School. more
Volunteers from UPS recently helped organize a room used to support an employment program to benefit House of Hope Community Development Corp. more
Alex and Ani benefit for diabetes research, historical society benefit and more. more
A $10,000 grant from Bank of America Rhode Island to the R.I. State Council on the Arts for its Big Yellow School Bus program is helping ensure that students can attend arts and cultural events during the school year. more
The Newport Polo Club has named the Roger Williams Park Zoo as the beneficiary of this year’s International Polo Charity Ball, “The Safari Ball.” more
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