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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Northeast Region has awarded grants totaling nearly half-a-million dollars through its B-Wet program to nine educational projects in New England, including two in Rhode Island. more
Patricia M. Page, a business and computer education teacher at East Greenwich High School, was named the 2014 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year at a surprise ceremony Thursday morning. more
(Updated, 11:35 a.m.) The education of Latinos in Rhode Island reflects an achievement gap, compared with white students, that is among the 10 worst in the country, according to a new study by the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University. more
Outgoing Rhode Island School of Design President John Maeda’s decision on Dec. 4 to announce via social media and video his imminent departure after six years for a job in California’s Silicon Valley with the venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers took the college and state by surprise. more
Just days after the Sept. 5 launch of the University of Rhode Island’s Business Engagement Center, Executive Director Katharine Hazard Flynn was out in the business community making connections. more
Supplementing a liberal arts education with “real-world experience” is the carrot career-center directors and admissions staff at Rhode Island’s colleges and universities increasingly dangle when marketing their schools to incoming freshmen. more
States seeking to strengthen their economy should look to educational offerings, urges The Economic Policy Institute in a recent study, titled “A Well Educated Workforce is Key to State Prosperity.” more
When 126 high school juniors and seniors in northern Rhode Island started a summer program to beef up their math skills on Aug. 13, they began learning from entrepreneurs as well as teachers about the importance of using math to run a business. more
The University of Rhode Island has received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to train math and science teachers in the so-called STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – fields. more
Six local schools have ranked among the 378 best in the nation according to the Princeton Review’s annual college book, released Monday. more
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