Updated March 26 at 12:25pm
Social Welfare
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City living comes with a premium in most major metros, except Providence, where it’s less expensive to live than in the suburbs. more
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
The University of Rhode Island ranked 21st among medium-sized schools on the Peace Corps’ 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, with 15 undergraduate alumni currently serving worldwide. more
Slowly but steadily, investors continue to let corporate boards know that "male, pale and stale" doesn’t cut it anymore. more
Cranston, Pawtucket and Providence made a list of the top 100 “dream cities” from GoodCall, coming in 19th, 43rd and 61st, respectively. 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
If President Trump keeps his promise, the U.S. will join the rest of the industrialized world and provide for some kind of paid maternity leave. more
The executive director of The Providence Foundation said he is moving on after 24 years in the position at the nonprofit. more
A settlement agreement has been signed with the state over the federal lawsuit that the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island and the National Center for Law and Economic Justice filed in December over the failure of the state Department of Human Services to provide SNAP food stamp benefits on time to needy families due to the tangled rollout of the UHIP computer system. more
Rhode Island Foundation President Neil D. Steinberg said he was “overwhelmed” when he learned the foundation received a $28 million donation – the largest, single unrestricted gift in its 100-year history. more
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