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Thomas M. Ryan, a member of the University of Rhode Island’s Class of 1975 and former chairman and CEO of CVS Health Corp., was elected as chairman of the URI Foundation board of directors, the school announced Tuesday. more
A record number of Rhode Island students took College Board tests last year, but Scholastic Aptitude Test scores fell compared with the prior year, according to a report released by the College Board on Tuesday. more
Rhode Island received $216,697 in awards from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in an effort to increase the number of mental health providers and substance abuse counselors in the state. more
Companies that remove snow, supply electricity to commercial customers and remove toxins from drinking water were among the 30 local enterprises that were recognized Wednesday night at Providence Business News’ fifth Fastest-Growing & Innovative Companies event, held at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced today her goal of having 70 percent of working-age Rhode Islanders hold a college degree by 2025. more
Launched last year, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Prepare RI initiative, which sees high school students earn college credits, witnessed its enrollment more than double in the 2015-2016 academic year after the state expanded funding for the program. more
The R.I. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education received $60,442 of the $28.4 million in Advanced Placement Test Fee grants awarded to 41 states and Washington, D.C., by the U.S. Department of Education for Advanced Placement Grants to help low-income families afford the placement exam. more
The latest figures for diversity produced by the U.S. Department of Education reveal that 55 percent of the student body at the Rhode Island School of Design come from minority groups, the highest amount of any Rhode Island-based educational institution. more
Rhode Island must meet demands for workers by supporting postsecondary education, as social sciences, health care support, and science, technology, engineering and math jobs are the fastest-growing jobs in the state, according to a report from the New England Board of Higher Education: Higher Education’s Impact on the New England Economy: Investing in People. more
A five-year, $1.8 million grant has been awarded to the Providence Children and Youth Cabinet to identify, address and decrease post-traumatic stress disorder among students in targeted Providence middle schools that have experienced violence. more
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