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Since the financial crisis, a Narragansett Bay-sized cloud of self-doubt or “irrational negativity,” as Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee described it, has been among the factors blamed for Rhode Island’s inability to regain its financial footing. more
We frequently hear about the U.S. unemployment rate, particularly when the monthly jobs report comes out. Yet another frequently cited statistic says that there are nearly 4 million jobs currently unfilled due to a lack of qualified applicants. As our young people contemplate various job opportunities and choose career paths that align with their interests and aspirations, many may not be considering careers in fields that offer them significant opportunity. more
Just days after the Sept. 5 launch of the University of Rhode Island’s Business Engagement Center, Executive Director Katharine Hazard Flynn was out in the business community making connections. more
In the dry language of the health care bureaucracy, core clients of the innovative Living Rite program are called “dual eligibles.” They are the neediest patients, battling chronic diseases or disabilities, supported by both Medicare and Medicaid. The Living Rite program’s goal is to provide comprehensive and preventive health care to its long-term care clients. This can include people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or with chronic illnesses. These people are among the most costly to the health care system. more
The Learning Community, a public charter school, and its sister organization, The Teaching Studio, have developed an innovative, successful model for helping children to become better learners in urban school districts with high levels of poverty. more
Roger Williams University has frozen tuition rates for the second year in a row, finding higher retention rates have more than covered the revenue lost by not raising rates last year, school officials announced Thursday. more
Patricia M. Page, a business and computer education teacher at East Greenwich High School, was named the 2014 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year at a surprise ceremony Thursday morning. more
Five Rhode Island schools climbed in the rankings included on the U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 Best Colleges list. more
Google Inc., owner of the world’s largest search engine, is joining the EdX online venture with Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to allow teachers to create new education software. 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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