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By next fall, 39 Providence school principals will be developing programming based on a new policy called autonomy, an approach that could flip the traditional top-down administrative control in the central office on its head. 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
Roger Williams University’s decision to expand its downtown Providence presence by moving into the former home of 38 Studios LLC is appealing on a number of fronts. more
As costs for higher education skyrocket and enrollments in graduate-level business programs level off, business schools face an urgent need to remake themselves. They must consider not just devising alternative delivery formats, but also revamping cost structures, staffing systems and other traditional aspects of the existing business model that make education almost unaffordable. In so doing, they could lead the way for change throughout higher education. more
A $471,000 federal grant has been awarded to Rhode Island College to train Master of Social Work students on how to treat youth aging out of foster care who have been exposed to traumatic situations. more
Cranston Public Library has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Champlin Foundations that will fund renovations of the Central Library’s children’s room and children’s program room. more
Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo started work three weeks ahead of her Jan. 6 inauguration at a Jobs Summit that participants and supporters hope will position her administration to hit the ground running. more
EAST PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee this month received recommendations that aim to clarify support and increase autonomy at all levels within the Rhode Island education system. more
BOSTON – A for-profit school will pay students $3.75 million to resolve allegations of misrepresenting job-placement numbers and using deceptive enrollment tactics, Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
Eliza Squibb, executive director of the Global Alliance to Immunize against AIDS Vaccine Foundation, has taken an unlikely path with her fine arts education. While studying at the Rhode Island School of Design, Squibb became the first artist in residence at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, where she helped researchers develop visual tools in order to analyze cephalopod camouflage. Later, during a summer internship in Peru where she studied textile productio, Squibb noticed that the village’s vibrant prints told stories and had a social impact on the community. Her observation and interest in textiles brought her to Mali through GAIA, where she designed prints that were both eye-catching and informative in order to raise awareness of HPV. She holds a BFA from the RISD. more
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