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ACING CHILD CARE: Margaret Teller, president and CEO of The Children’s Workshop, strives to maintain high learning and child care standards while advocating for increased support for working families’ child care needs. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Teller champions child care, learning at The Children’s Workshop

Women to Watch, Social Services | Margaret Teller, The Children’s WorkshopMargaret Teller is president and CEO of The Children’s Workshop, a Cumberland-based child...
RECONNECTING: Christine Noel co-founded the Rhode Island Children’s Chorus because she missed the “opportunity to connect with young people” while working abroad at the University of Florence in Italy, where she lived for nearly two years. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Music medium Noel uses to help children grow

Honoree | Christine Noel, Rhode Island Children’s ChorusA successful conductor will inspire her musicians to give the audience their best possible artistic performance...
ACCOMPLISHED: Among Norah Diedrich’s many accomplishments as executive director of the Newport Art Museum are creating a new position of director of community engagement and implementing two successful programs, “Art After Dark” and “Second Saturdays,” since joining the museum in April 2015. / PBN FILE PHOTO/PAUL E. KANDARIAN

A passion for art education

Honoree | Norah Diedrich, Newport Art MuseumWhen Norah Diedrich was 8 or 9 years old, growing up outside Chicago, she would entertain herself...
UMASS DARTMOUTH professor Pamela Karimi was awarded the 2018 Manning Prize for teaching along with faculty from the four other UMass campuses. Above, from left to right, UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, UMass Amherst professor Linda Isbell, UMass President Marty Meehan, UMass Boston professor Olivia Weisser, UMass Lowell lecturer Deborah Finch, UMass Dartmouth professor Pamela Karimi, UMass Lowell alum and prize co-founder Donna Manning, UMass Medical School professor Anne Gilroy, UMass Lowell alum, prize co-founder and Board of Trustees Chairman Rob Manning, UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert E. Johnson, UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael Collins and UMass Boston Chancellor Barry Mills. / COURTESY UMASS DARTMOUTH/ROB CARLIN

UMass Dartmouth’s Karimi awarded 2018 Manning Prize

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth professor Pamela Karimi received the Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching, UMass announced Wednesday.The state school system...
IN SEARCH OF INNOVATION: The Universiry of Rhode Island's Bay Campus in Narragansett is the home of the Ocean Science Exploration Center and the Inner Space Center. They form the core of one of 16 projects that the state is considering for innovation hubs connected to URI. From left, Kyle Sidlik, media production, Holly Morin, marine biologist and education specialist, in the Inner Space Center. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, May 21, 2018

Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the newspaper’s most recent cover story and other...
EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION is underway until July 5 for the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy offered by the University of Rhode Island July 15-20.

URI to host Summer Institute in Digital Literacy for educators, librarians

PROVIDENCE – Early-bird registration is underway until July 5 for the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy offered by the University of Rhode Island. It...
TREASURER SETH MAGAZINER presents North Providence High School teacher Anthony Avicolli with the 2018 Financial Literacy Educator of the Year award. From left, Magaziner; Deb Avicolli, Anthony’s wife; Avicolli; and North Providence Mayor Charles A. Lombardi. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF GENERAL TREASURER

Avicolli named R.I.’s 2018 Financial Literacy Educator of the Year

PROVIDENCE – Anthony Avicolli, a teacher at North Providence High School, has been named Rhode Island's 2018 Financial Literacy Educator of the Year.“Mr. Avicolli's...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND was awarded a Green Ribbon award from the U.S. Department of Education.

URI named a 2018 Green Ribbon School by U.S. Dept. of...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The University of Rhode Island was named a Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, the university announced Friday.The...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY President Donald J. Farish announced that he will retire in June 2019. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU’s Farish to retire June 2019

PROVIDENCE - In a letter penned Monday by the Roger Williams University Board of Trustees, RWU President Donald J. Farish announced he would retire...

Sixteen applicants are vying for shares of $20M Rhode Island hopes...

Is the future of Rhode Island employment in microgreens? Or is it in super-fast, quantum computers, innovative new materials or promising cancer treatments?How does...
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