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PHOTO COURTESY THE METROPOLITAN REGIONAL  CAREER & TECHNICAL CENTERDENNIS LITTKY, center left, meets with students at The Metropolitan Regional Career & Technical Center in Providence. Littky is co-director of the Met and co-founder of a nonprofit that develops other schools along the same lines.

Met School a national model for hands-on learning

The Metropolitan Regional Career & Technical Center was founded a decade ago, with the idea of discarding many preconceived notions of education and simply...

‘Physics First’ shakes up order of science learning

Starting high school is usually a time of transition for the students, but at five of Rhode Island’s public schools, it’s the science teachers...

At last, city passes new ethics rules

After seven months of debate, the Providence City Council has voted unanimously to pass a new ethics ordinance for the city.The measure specifically prohibits...

Providence College drops SAT mandate as ‘unfair’

At Hope High School in Providence last year, the average SAT score was 349 for math and 356 for verbal – and just under...

It’s not easy being green

When Dennis Esposito graduated from law school in 1974, he had no plans of becoming an environmental lawyer. In fact, that field barely existed.“In...
Photo Courtesy Blue Cross & Blue Shield RI
Corporate teams and individuals from across Southeastern New England took part in Walk Rhode Island 2005.

Work-based strolls yield many benefits

Health, mental acuity, morale all can benefit One minute of walking can add up to two minutes of life, and walking a mere 20 minutes...
PBN Staff photo/Stephanie Ewens
AS A CONSULTANT, John Farley helps businesses manage their energy needs. As executive director of The Energy Council of Rhode Island, he tackles the problem from the other end, working to keep energy affordable.

A high-power expert in the business of energy

Interview John Farley Position: Executive director of The Energy Council of Rhode Island (TEC-RI), a nonprofit consortium of the state’s largest users of energy. Background: Raised...

‘Nature breaks’ teach ways to employ senses

Horticultural consultant crafts events to suit workers, budget For many office workers, the recycled air, the constant hum of computers and the fluorescent lighting add...

Work-related lifting injuries on the rise

Injuries caused by lifting affect nearly every business – from restaurants to manufacturers – and account for more than 10 percent of all workers’...

Industry groups help hold down costs

The Rhode Island Automobile Dealers Association formed a self-insured safety group in the early 1990s in response to the rising cost of workers’ compensation...
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