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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
East Greenwich High School is the lone Rhode Island representative on Newsweek’s list of the Top 500 public high schools in the nation for 2016, coming in at No. 259. The news organization ranked schools on a combination of factors, including college readiness, graduation rate and how many students were college bound. more
Three days after she launched a new computer science initiative for all public schools in Rhode Island, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo visited Edward R. Martin Middle School to talk with students about computer science and technology. more
(Updated 9:01 a.m.) Brown University retained its 14th place ranking while the University of Rhode Island tied for 159th place among Best National Universities in the 2017 Best Colleges ranking published by U.S. News & World Report Tuesday. more
Brown University President Christina H. Paxson has unveiled a draft plan to promote diversity and inclusion. more
The Rhode Island economy contracted in the second quarter at an annualized rate of 1.2 percent, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator briefing released Friday by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
Officials will attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday morning to mark the opening of Ascensus College Saving’s new office here at 475 Kilvert St., Building A, Suite 300. more
Two hundred and fifteen college graduates working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields were chosen as the recipients of R.I. Commerce Corp.’s first Wavemaker Fellowships, a tax credit to defray student loan repayment. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said Wednesday that the state will put in place a series of initiatives before the end of the year, which will improve the development of skills in a child’s first eight years, including reaching the goal of 75 percent of third graders reading at grade level or higher by 2025. more
Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, CEO of Women's Care and of WELH 88.1 FM, Latino Public Radio, is a community leader and participant in many civic and charitable organizations. He is past chairman of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals in … more
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