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Providence teachers OK new contract

PROVIDENCE - After a year of sometimes acrimonious negotiations with the state, the Providence Teachers Union on Friday overwhelmingly approved a three-year contract. The deal...
THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND announced Wednesday that it recommends universal mask wearing in schools, regardless of vaccination status. / AP FILE PHOTO/ROGELIO V. SOLIS

Do you agree with the state’s recommendation for universal mask use...

The state on July 28 said it is recommending universal mask use within K-12 school settings, regardless of vaccination status, when the new school...
JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY is now requiring its faculty and staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Johnson & Wales University requires faculty, staff to be vaccinated

PROVIDENCE – As COVID-19 cases rise in Rhode Island, another local college is mandating its faculty and staff to be vaccinated for the coronavirus. Johnson...

Providence Teachers Union set to vote on new bargaining agreement

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Teachers Union is set to vote on a new collective bargaining agreement Friday evening. Negotiations between the union, the Providence Public...

R.I. recommending universal mask wearing in schools

PROVIDENCE – With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Rhode Island, the state on Wednesday said it is recommending universal mask use within school...

BankNewport awards financial education scholarships to 4 high school students

NEWPORT – BankNewport recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to four local high school students who participated in its financial education program, according to a news...

R.I. Commerce approves $250K for Rhode Island 2030 planning

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp. on Monday approved $250,000 for the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation to support Gov. Daniel J. McKee's Rhode...
JOYFUL ENDEAVOR: Providence College President the Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard remembers being impressed with the Dominican friars when he was a PC student. It drew him to their community.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PC president looks to market Friars’ brand on national level

(Editor’s note: This is the first installment in an occasional series of interviews with the state’s new wave of higher education leaders.) The Rev. Kenneth...
WORK SITE: Amy Grzybowski, future director of a planned higher education center in northern Rhode ­Island, visits the building in downtown Woonsocket that will be converted into the center by late 2021 or early 2022. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Downtown Woonsocket getting a higher ed boost

The workforce in southern Rhode Island got a helping hand in getting crucial training when the state opened the Westerly Education Center four years...

R.I.’s new guard in higher ed

The region is in the midst of a changing of the guard among higher education leaders. Since 2019, five new college administrators have taken the...

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