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Armed with a new two-year contract, Rhode Island Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist says she’s staying the course with her five-year plan to transform education in Rhode Island – including closing the skills gap. more
A bill that would force Bryant University to pay Smithfield for its use of the town’s police, rescue and fire services in the absence of a deal with the town passed the General … more
Using a $15 million gift from a prominent alumnus whose father suffered from a stroke and Alzheimer’s disease, the University of Rhode Island is establishing a neuroscience research institute. The George and Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience at URI will be dedicated to research in the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative and neurological diseases, URI President David M. Dooley told the Providence Business News. more
A majority of educators were rated effective or highly effective, according to the Year One Report on public school teacher and administrator evaluations, released by the R.I. Department of Education Friday. more
(Updated, Feb. 3, 10:42 a.m.) Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley on Friday said the university will establish a School of Health Sciences within the year that will be anchored by a graduate physician assistant program set to start in January 2015. more
Math professors and graduate students at the University of Rhode Island are offering Cranston East High School seniors help in math, URI announced Tuesday. more
Rhode Island is considering lightening the student loan burden for entrepreneurs because debt can halt startup growth, the Wall Street Journal reported. more
Rhode Island School of Design President John Maeda announced in a video message to the RISD community on Wednesday that he will resign at the end of the fall semester to accept a position at Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. more
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has achieved a ranking of No. 25 for the second year in a row among masters universities in rankings generated by Washington Monthly. more
Dean and professor of the Roger Williams University School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation talks about a how technology is changing the classroom at the school. more
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