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A report from the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island found that school suspensions throughout the state disproportionately target black, Hispanic and Native American students, often for relatively minor rule violations, the organization announced Wednesday. more
Rhode Island College has joined the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, an international organization that emphasizes community engagement, the college announced Wednesday. more
Salve Regina University’s Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy has added four faculty fellows and one adjunct fellow — with backgrounds ranging from archaeology to journalism to art — to its faculty. more
The rate that undergraduates from poor families pay for student loans will double on July 1. U.S. senators have departed for a one-week break without an agreement on what do to about the automatic increase. more
The U.S. Naval War College will hold a change of command ceremony on Tuesday, July 2 to welcome the college’s 54th president Rear Adm. Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr. more
Hedge funds are a polarizing topic across the country, but the Rhode Island state pension system’s investment in them at a time of major benefit cuts has drawn a backlash. University of Rhode Island finance professor Gordon H. Dash has researched hedge funds, hedge-fund forecasting and the use of neuroscience to inform hedge-fund investing. He teaches students the principals behind hedge funds and this year is organizing URI’s first student-run hedge fund. more
Pawtucket’s School Department and City Hall will be launching an experiment next month: They’ll begin sharing the services of a single IT department. more
PHILADELPHIA – Aramark announced last week that it has been selected by the R.I. Department of Education to execute the Statewide School Food Service Program beginning in the upcoming school year. more
Despite the often overwhelming negativity in the public discourse about Rhode Island’s economy and its prospects – 56 percent of respondents to a recent PBN.com poll on this topic said the state deserves all the raspberries it receives – there are many good stories hereabouts, not the least of them being the Bryant University international-business senior practicum. more
The more difficult the change, the more determined the resistance. Just ask R.I. Commissioner of Education Deborah A. Gist. more
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