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Want one more reason for Rhode Island’s much-discussed skills gap? An estimated 111,000 residents left college without earning their degree, according to the state education board. more
Richard Locke’s mission at the helm of Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies is to guide and shape its expansion from a research center and think tank to become a more powerful force in helping to address the global challenges of the 21st century. more
For Joe Botelho, 54, of East Providence, the pressures of completing a degree at Rhode Island College in 1991 were just too much. more
(Updated, 4 p.m.) Former Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons was Rhode Island’s highest paid college president in 2011 at just under $1.3 million, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, which ranked her 21st in the nation for the year. more
Undergraduates at some local schools are turning to financial-literacy programs to help them cope with college debt, which can easily exceed the mortgage of a modest home. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office held two hearings this month to gather public testimony regarding proposed regulations that enhance consumer protections governing the for-profit and occupational school industry. more
In the face of declining enrollment, Rhode Island’s aging school buildings are costing the state a lot of money to maintain, and could cost even more to fix, state education officials told lawmakers Tuesday. more
IYRS Shool of Technology and Trades student Andrew Leonard, black T-shirt, shows Massachusetts Institute of Technology students Carrie McKnelly and Tyler Crain how to prepare a mold for a lightweight canoe. The project was one of several laminating exercises MIT students participated in from Jan. 15-17 during a seminar on composites technology at IYRS’ Bristol campus. Students used the exercises to create structures of composite canoes and cylindrical beams. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick says his fiscal 2015 budget proposal supports job-growth priorities and works to close the so-called “achievement gap” in education. more
Karisa Tashjian, originally from Chester Springs, Pa., gravitated to work in literacy. After studying at Clark University, she moved to Maryland and volunteered to tutor a Korean woman in English. more
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