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Meeting Street, a nonprofit organization that focuses on child development, education, training and research, has expanded its home-visiting programs after being awarded 115 of the 150 Healthy Families America participation slots available to Providence families. Meeting Street previously oversaw 36 slots. more
1Employers have talked about workers needing to have "soft skills" for years. What are they saying they need specifically? Workplace socialization skills such as working well with others, a sense of responsibility to be proficient, how to … more
Sara Tucker, dean of academics at one of two Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy elementary schools, adjusts classes throughout an eight-hour school day to ensure that academics and enrichment all fit into every student’s schedule. more
Roughly 30 percent of Providence’s public school students are “chronically absent,” missing 18 or more days of school every year. That’s a huge problem, according to research that shows chronic absenteeism is a major predictor of whether a student will drop out before completing high school. more
Reform is coming to 10 career and tech centers in Rhode Island following recent changes to state law designed to modernize the programs and better connect them to local job opportunities. Educators say they are already collaborating more with the business community, though they want to see local control maintained. more
Mindy Levine, an assistant chemistry professor at the University of Rhode Island, has been awarded a $650,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation. more
Guill Tool & Engineering Inc. of West Warwick makes nuclear-propulsion-system components for the U.S. Navy and tools used to extrude, or shape, polymers and plastics by pushing them through a die. more
Heavy snows this winter collapsed dozens of roofs in southern New England, with the structural design as much of a factor in many cases as the amount of snowfall. Rhode Island's winter 2015 snowfall as of March 6 averaged 73.2 inches, … more
In the middle of an internship at Swissline Precision Manufacturing Inc., Bill Johnson of Central Falls is learning not only about how to be a machinist, but how to pay attention to subtleties in the metals he works with there. more
From a head college football coach at Notre Dame to a CEO of Yahoo, the list of high-placed employees caught falsifying their resumes is long and distinguished. more
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