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Despite the increasing enrollment in charter schools and mayoral academies in Rhode Island, the topic of school choice has been not found itself often onto the front pages of the public discussion. But it will soon. more
Vittoria Pacifico-DeBenedictis, president of Bay View Academy, was selected as one of the 2015 Three Wise Women by the National Organization of Italian Women. Pacifico-DeBenedictis was born in Avellino, Italy, and she moved to Massachusetts when she was 7. She has had a longstanding career in Catholic education, beginning as a middle school teacher in South Boston. She soon moved from teaching to administration, where she held several leadership roles in Catholic schools around Massachusetts. Pacifico-DeBenedictis is involved with NEASC, serving as a chairperson, commission member and speaker. She holds a master’s degree in school administration from Emmanuel College and she is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she is pursuing her degree in leadership in urban education. Pacifico-DeBenedictis will be honored on Jan. 27, during the organization’s Rhode Island Epiphany Celebration. more
A statewide survey on public education garnered 10,150 responses, with the majority of Rhode Islanders indicating that the most important purposes of public education are preparing every student for future economic success, and ensuring they have basic academic skills. more
Roger Williams University’s study abroad program is one of the 50 best in America, according to Best College Reviews. more
Six schools in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., have been listed among The Princeton Review’s 2015 “Best 379 Colleges.” more
Deborah A. Gist, Rhode Island’s commissioner of elementary and secondary education since 2009, is leaving to become superintendent of the Tulsa, Okla., school district. more
A case alleging racial and gender discrimination in the denial of a professor’s promotion has cost the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth nearly $1.2 million, the Boston Business Journal reported. more
Day One, a nonprofit organization that works to address sexual assault as a community concern, will host a training program in sexual violence prevention for Rhode Island colleges and universities from Aug. 12-15. more
“What you did on summer vacation” takes on a new meaning through the expanding Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative. more
Seems difficult to imagine that the home of Rhode Island School of Design would come up short in terms of connecting designers to clients and to one another. more
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