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Over the past few years 21 states have adopted laws allowing medical use of marijuana, including Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Seven more states are considering such legislation. Those changes to the once-taboo drug’s legal status have sparked concerns among parents and physicians that the new laws could lead to an increase in the number of teens using it. more
PROVIDENCE – In a 29-5 vote, the Senate has approved a bill that would amend the method by which the state assessment program would be implemented in public schools, requiring that no state assessment be used to determine a student’s ability to graduate from high school prior to the Class of 2017. more
Building advanced nursing education centers for the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College was always going to be expensive. more
DARTMOUTH – Elena Glatman has been named the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s director of research administration. more
PROVIDENCE – Museums at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design have each won $500,000 grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a new major academic partnership. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Six students at the University of Rhode Island were awarded Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships in May. more
Providence College awarded McAuley Village, a two-year transitional housing program for single parents, a $5,000 grant from the college’s Making a Difference Fund. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last month new regulations that enhance consumer protections governing the for-profit and occupational school industry. more
DARTMOUTH – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is establishing an endowed professorship in global health with a $1.25 million gift from retired Rear Admiral Julia Plotnick. more
PROVIDENCE – The Fund for the Education of the Children of Providence has awarded 20 graduates from nine Providence public high schools $2,500 scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. more
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