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Rhode Island has improved its four-year graduation rate by 15 percentage points in a decade, but many Hispanic and African-American students living in lower-income families are not experiencing the same success as their Asian and white, higher-income counterparts, according to R.I. KIDS COUNT’s new report released Monday. more
More babies are being born with exposure to opioids in Rhode Island, the annual KIDS COUNT Factbook has found. more
Undergraduate applications to the Providence and Charlotte, N.C.,-based Johnson & Wales University campuses decreased by more than 9 percent and 12 percent, respectively, in 2014-15 when compared to a decade earlier, according to a report by education research website StartClass listing the 50 U.S. schools with the biggest declines. more
The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, named for the 19th-century Rhode Islander and U.S. Navy commodore, was always envisioned as an educational vessel for Rhode Islanders. The nonprofit Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island raised $16 million in eight … more
A new educational program in honor of Roger Williams, funded by Letitia and John Carter through the Rhode Island Foundation, will give students and teachers access to a trove of information on Rhode Island’s founding father, and also award up to $240,000 a year in college scholarships, according to an announcement made Tuesday by the Rhode Island Foundation. more
A fundraising drive for the new Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame will begin June 14 at Conley’s Wharf Building at 200 Allens Ave. at 3 p.m. more
A mobile app that Metropolitan Regional Career & Technical Center sophomore Ethan Chandler created that connects musicians who want to play together won him the title of Ernst & Young Youth Entrepreneur of the Year for New England at the annual Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Business Plan Challenge Regional Competition. more
Approximately $750,000 in industry cluster grants to encourage innovation were awarded to seven organizations Monday night by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the R.I. Commerce Corp.’s board of directors. more
Lorén Spears has served as the executive director of the Tomaquag Museum in Exeter since 2003 when she founded the Nuweetooun School there. The school closed after the 2010 floods yet programming for native youth and families continues today through the museum. A member of the Narragansett Tribe, Spears incorporates much of her heritage into her work educating the general public about native cultures, arts and history. more
House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello took to Twitter on Friday to publicly chastise Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, an unusual step for a politician who rarely tweets. more
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