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For the past three years, Mary Lu Bilek has been dean of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School of Law, where she has supported pursuit of accreditation by the American Bar Association and real-world educational programs for new lawyers. Late last year, the law school launched a Commonwealth Fellows program that discounts tuition by $5,000 for qualified students, lowering the rate from $24,178 to under $20,000 a year. more
Some people learn well in a lecture hall: seated and washed in a torrent of words, written and spoken. Some people learn with their bodies and hands: taking a motor apart, moving across a stage, building, tinkering, orating. more
In January 2013 Exeter Job Corps, a residential training facility for at-risk, young adults, was forced to close one of three dormitory wings as the federal government froze enrollment across the board for programming at 125 outlets nationally. Its future, like prospects for many of the young people who turn to the program, was in doubt. more
BOSTON – A recent survey found that vocational and technical schools across Massachusetts have long waiting lists for students seeking admission, The Boston Globe reported last week. more
Fidelity Investments and Rhode Island for Community & Justice held a series of Invest in our Youth workshops to improve financial literacy and job-hunting skills for 35 Providence high school students before the school year began. more
The University of Rhode Island’s Outreach Center believes lack of information is one of the biggest hurdles keeping more Ocean State residents from considering renewable energy. more
Rhode Islanders are being given the chance to give their opinion about digital learning for grades kindergarten through 12, thanks to an online poll from Digital City RI, a group of educators and community leaders concerned about teaching and education in Rhode Island. more
August Kletzien, a student at Vartan Gregorian Elementary School in Providence, pushes toward the finish line in the CVS Health Downtown 5K All Kids Can Inspirational Event. The run was one of 21 youth races offered at this year’s CVS Health Downtown 5K, held Sept. 21. The 25th annual charitable road-racing event attracted more than 7,000 people, including elite runners, walkers and children. more
Community service, a central part of most colleges’ missions, doesn’t always lead directly to internships, but Roger Williams University is finding a growing connection between the two. more
Several urban schools saw a record number of volunteers this past summer during eight service projects conducted by Serve Rhode Island. There were 561 volunteers who cumulatively donated more than 2,733 hours of service. more
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