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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
Dr. Deborah Riebe, professor and chair of the kinesiology dept. at the University of Rhode Island, has been nominated as to act as the senior editor for the 10th edition of the “American College of Sports Medicine’s Guidelines for Exercise and Prescription.” The book is considered an industry standard and it is used as a reference by clinical exercise, public health and other health care professionals for treating both healthy individuals, as well as those with a chronic disease or condition. The handbook is also used as a supplementary textbook and as a resource for professionals preparing for the ACSM exam. She holds a B.S. in physical education from Springfield College, an M.S. in exercise science from the University of Rhode Island and a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Connecticut. more
New England Institute of Technology again is offering a tuition freeze to all individuals who enroll by Dec. 31. more
Nearly all of Rhode Island teachers and leaders were rated effective or highly effective, according to a second annual report on the Rhode Island evaluation systems released on Thursday. more
Fitch Ratings has upgraded the ratings on the City of Pawtucket’s outstanding general obligation bonds to BBB+ from BBB-, and revised the rating outlook to stable from from positive. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island’s College of Business Administration is offering new health care courses within its Master of Business Administration evening program. more
PROVIDENCE – A biology professor at Rhode Island College has received a $22,736 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop strategies to stem the disappearance of honeybees in Rhode Island. more
PROVIDENCE – A new bus-tour series hosted by the Urban Studies Program at Brown University aims to reveal the city through the eyes of Brown professors. more
PROVIDENCE – Johnson & Wales University in mid-October unveiled a redesign of Wildcat Willie, the school mascot, at its campus here, according to the school website. more
NORTH DARTMOUTH – Valquiria Ribeiro, a graduate of the University of Massachusetts School of Law, has received the 2014 Adams Pro Bono Publico Award by the Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services. more
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