St. Raphael Academy earns ‘STEAM academy’ distinction

PAWTUCKET – St. Raphael Academy will become the first high school in Rhode Island to be recognized as a "STEAM academy" by Roger Williams...

URI, RWU ranked among most affordable cybersecurity programs

PROVIDENCE – The University of Rhode Island and Roger Williams University have ranked in a new national top 25 list of the most affordable...

New England Tech, Health Department to collaborate on training

EAST GREENWICH – The New England Institute of Technology is collaborating with the state Department of Health to train New England Tech students in...
TEACHING TOOL: Megan Cortesi and Jeremy Demers, students in the process technician program at the Westerly Education Center, use a teaching tool that mimics industrial systems in the handling of liquids.
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BRIAN MCDONALD

Managing ‘process’ a wanted skill

Process technician: The name doesn’t necessarily trigger an awareness or emotion among Rhode Island job seekers, but maybe it should.Employers are looking for them,...
BETTER COMMUNICATION: Karey Bouvier, a fifth grade teacher at Carl Lauro Elementary School in Providence, said she became certified as an English as a second language teacher to better communicate with her students.
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RWU looks to expand ESL teacher program statewide following successful pilot

Nearly all the students in Karey Bouvier’s Carl Lauro Elementary School fifth grade classroom in Providence are native Spanish speakers. Bouvier, on the other...
THE STUDENT CHAPTER of the Associated General Contractors at Roger Williams University has won a national award. COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU student group for construction trades wins national award

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University has been recognized as one of three universities with the nation's most outstanding student chapters of the Associated General...
GOV. GINA RAIMONDO, shown in her office, testified before the Senate Education and Finance committees on Wednesday in support of her proposal to expand the Rhode Island Promise program PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo: Cost of expanded tuition-free R.I. Promise program ‘a drop in...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo told lawmakers Wednesday that her proposed $5.3 million expansion of the tuition-free program Rhode Island Promise is crucial...
BROWN UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT Christina Paxson has announced that the university will be conducting a comprehensive review of its admissions and student-life policies./ PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Brown forms panel to scrutinize admissions, student-life policies

PROVIDENCE – Brown University President Christina Paxson says the university is launching an extensive review of its admissions and student-life policies to ensure fairness...

URI professor hosts Chemistry Camp to encourage girls’ interest in science

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – University of Rhode Island chemistry professor Mindy Levine looks to boost girls’ interest in science for the seventh year in a...

Volute, Providence College partner on workflow-training modules

PROVIDENCE – Volute, which has developed a workforce-learning platform allowing users to collaborate and share workplace tools, is collaborating with Providence College, the software...
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