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Rhode Island has improved its four-year graduation rate by 15 percentage points in a decade, but many Hispanic and African-American students living in lower-income families are not experiencing the same success as their Asian and white, higher-income counterparts, according to R.I. KIDS COUNT’s new report released Monday. more
According to the state’s four-year high school graduation rate report, released Monday by the R.I. Department of Education, 2016 was the highest year on record for high schoolers graduating within four years of entering secondary schools. more
In honor of the school’s centennial anniversary, Providence College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley announced a $100,000 gift in support of Catholic education in Providence during a press conference Tuesday at St. Pius V School. more
Rhode Island landed in the top half of a ranking of the “best states” by U.S. News & World Report, coming in 21st, although it is the lowest ranked state in New England. more
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth associate professor of STEM education and teacher development Walter Stroup has received a $457,755 grant from the National Science Foundation. more
Rhode Island is among the top 10 states where teachers get paid the most, according to a GOBankingRates study released this week. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Wednesday said he’ll continue efforts to shore up the city’s finances, while promising to improve local infrastructure, education and city services. more
Rhode Island ranked third in the nation for most improved broadband affordability from 2015 to 2016, behind only South Dakota and Nevada, according to the second annual “State of the States” report on the state of broadband connectivity in America’s schools. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Thursday she will establish a Rhode Island Manufacturing Advisory Council, as part of a budget year priority to encourage growth in the industry. more
Among Rhode Island cities, Cranston and Warwick are the best for raising a family, according to the ”Best Cities for Families” list released this week by ApartmentList.com. more
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