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NEW APPLICATIONS are being accepted for the Wavemaker Fellowship program, which helps STEM and design professionals defray student-loan debts.

Got student debt? Commerce RI accepting new applications for Wavemaker Fellowship

PROVIDENCE – The state’s Wavemaker Fellowship program that provides recent college graduates working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields with student-loan reimbursement is...

Accrediting agency accepts CCRI’s fifth-year report

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island has received a passing grade when it comes to its accreditation.The New England Commission of Higher...

Wheeler to host school diversity conference April 27

PROVIDENCE – More than 200 educators, school leaders, alumni, trustees, parents and students from independent schools in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts will gather...

URI students depart on 6-day ocean expedition

NARRAGANSETT – Eleven University of Rhode Island students and several scientists have departed for a six-day expedition aboard URI's research vessel Endeavor to research...
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Raimondo: A ‘partner with business’

You could say Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is a pragmatist. The way she puts it, she’s not trying to change the world so much...
PERCUSSION SKILLS: Meeting Street teacher’s assistant Ruth Espinal, right, practices percussion skills with Cameron Cuddy at the Early Learning Center.
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Meeting Street expanding special-needs school

For more than 70 years, Meeting Street has pushed to be a national leader in development and education of children of all ages and...

Expand access to early-childhood education

To the Editor:While I was pleased to see that the number of kids in Rhode Island who are living in poverty has gone down,...
BRENDA DANN-MESSIER has announced that she is retiring next month as state commissioner of postsecondary education. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF THE POSTSECONDARY COMMISSIONER

Dann-Messier stepping down as commissioner of R.I. postsecondary education

WARWICK – Brenda Dann-Messier, Rhode Island's commissioner of postsecondary education, is stepping down next month and taking a part-time job with national education consulting...
ANDREW WORKMAN, Roger Williams University interim president, is leaving for a job in Pennsylvania./ COURTESY ROGER WILLIAM UNIVERSITY

RWU interim president takes provost job at Pa. university

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University's interim president is leaving the school to take the position of provost of Widener University, in Chester, Pa.Andrew Workman,...
BROWN UNIVERITY alumnus Orlando Bravo, a private equity investor, is donating $25 million to the university. Part of the donation will fund the launch of an economic research center./ COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown alum donating $25M for economic research center, economics faculty

PROVIDENCE – A private equity investor and Brown University alumnus is donating $25 million to the university to create an economics research center and...
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