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Every state in the nation has a wage gap between what women and men are paid. Rhode Island ranks 15th best for its 18-cent wage gap, according to an analysis released this week from the National Partnership for Women & Families. more
The Pawtucket Foundation has unveiled its four 2017 awards celebration honorees, who will be recognized at an event on April 26 at the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center. more
Funded by philanthropists Letitia and John Carter, the Rhode Island Foundation’s Sparks Grant program will provide nearly $190,000 in reading and innovation grants to teachers across the state, according to a Jan. 13 announcement. more
In its just concluded fiscal year the Providence Athenaeum raised $243,473 from 582 donors, breaking records as well as surpassing goals for both categories. Their dual goals were $240,000 and 525 donors. more
In the first such partnership in Rhode Island, Roger Williams University has paired with the Gateway to College Nation Network, which offers a graduation track to high school dropouts while also laying out steps to attain an associates degree, according to a Tuesday release by the university. more
A recent report from AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that millennials are the worst-behaved drivers in the U.S., with 88 percent of young millennials engaging in risky behavior behind the wheel in the past 30 days. more
How much is a child’s future success determined by innate intelligence? Economist James Heckman says it’s not what people think. more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday more than $1.98 million in grants to Rhode Island Housing to renew support for the Sunrise Project and New Transitions programs, which assist low-income people living with HIV/AIDS and their families. more
Rhode Island ranked 48th nationally – or third worst in the nation – for jobs and opportunity in March, according to a new study released Thursday by the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity. more
Rhode Island’s new, integrated eligibility system for health and human services began launching in phases on Sept. 13. more
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