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When evaluated by metrics and by standing in a national competition, students who’ve been participating in the Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative have been found to be making critical gains in literacy and math. more
Will car-service apps Uber and Lyft be allowed to operate permanently and unregulated in Rhode Island? At this pace the state may never know. more
Nicole Lagace last year stepped in to lead HousingWorks RI as interim executive director after former Executive Director Nellie Gorbea left. Lagace had spent four years in communications at the research group, developing the organization’s communication initiatives and managing public relations activities, including its annual Housing Fact Book and other special reports. more
Rhode Island is home to an estimated 2,000 individual designers and firms ranging in focus from graphic arts to industrial design, and as such, the ideal place to host the state’s first design week, says Lisa Carnevale, co-founder of DesignxRI. more
The series of runway shows and events dubbed StyleWeek Northeast will return to Providence Aug. 24-29. Created by StyleWeek LLC founder Rosanna Ortiz, pictured above, the celebration of fashion and local design talent now in its fifth year has grown steadily. What was originally planned as a single, three-day event has now spread to up to 16 days annually over three separate weeks of the season. Eighteen designers are expected to preview their spring 2015 collections at the Providence Biltmore Hotel. more
Rhode Island has approved 23 projects for state historic preservation tax credits since temporarily reviving the program a year ago – none of them private mansions or social clubs. more
In a sleek, white-walled downtown Providence office, five young people gathered around a central conference table bang away on laptops trying to build an app that will bend the retail market. more
U.S. stocks rebounded, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index erasing declines for the week, as signs tensions are easing in Ukraine outweighed concern over crises in the Middle East. more
This October, Bridge Technical Talent will hold its eighth e-waste recycling drive to collect old and unwanted electronics and raise money for the Providence After School Alliance. more
Astro-Med Inc., maker of specialty printers and data-acquisition systems, last week announced the release of a narrow-width flight-deck printer for narrow-body aircraft and smaller cockpits. more
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