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BEYOND BOOK LEARNING” The state’s Prepare Rhode Island initiative is connecting students with careers that aren’t academic in nature, including through the Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-TECH program. Here, Cole Chiaradio assembles a band saw at the manufacturing section of Westerly High School in a P-TECH program.  / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD


A guiding connection

Connecting people and jobs is always a challenge, but in the manufacturing and construction sectors in Rhode Island, the process has become especially challenging...

40% of R.I. Promise students did not return for year two

WARWICK – Forty percent of the first cohort of Rhode Island Promise students enrolled at the Community College of Rhode Island did not return...
SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY, based in Newport, announced a dual-degree program with Washington University in St. Louis targeting prospective engineers. / COURTESY SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY

Salve Regina, Washington University collaborate on engineering dual degree

NEWPORT - Salve Regina University, in partnership with Washington University in St. Louis, is launching a dual-degree, five-year engineering program.Graduates of the program will...

Brown University to rename prominent building for first black graduates

PROVIDENCE – One of the most visited buildings on the Brown University campus will be renamed Page-Robinson Hall, to recognize Inman Edward Page and...

STEM effort connects orbiting astronaut with Newport students

NEWPORT – Third- and fourth-graders at Newport’s Pell Elementary School connected with International Space Station orbiting astronaut Richard “Ricky” Arnold live from their school...
UNION MEMBERS that work at the Groden Center schools began a three-day strike Tuesday, following a breakdown in contract negotiations. / COURTESY DISTRICT 1199 SEIU NEW ENGLAND

Without contract agreement, union strikes again at Groden Center schools

PROVIDENCE - Groden Center behavioral specialists represented by District 1199 SEIU New England began a planned three-day strike Tuesday.The strike extends an ongoing contract...
BROWN UNIVERSITY'S ENDOWMENT grew to $3.8 billion in the fiscal year 2017-2018 thanks to a 13.2 investment return. A total $163 million was spent during that period on the operating budget, financial aid, and teaching and research costs. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown endowment balloons to record-breaking $3.8B

PROVIDENCE - For the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2018, Brown University's endowment produced a 13.2 percent return bumping the total value to...
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION has given three schools in Rhode Island Blue Ribbon awards.

3 R.I. schools named 2018 Blue Ribbon schools

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island schools were designated as National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education, the R.I. Department of Education...
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND confirmed Friday that 40 percent of the initial Rhode Island Promise students did not return for their second year of studies. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

40% of R.I. Promise students did not return for year two

WARWICK – Forty percent of the first cohort of Rhode Island Promise students enrolled at the Community College of Rhode Island did not return...
THE DEATH OF Raymond W. Fogarty, director of the John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University, was confirmed by the school Friday morning. PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Raymond W. Fogarty, director of Bryant’s Chafee Center, dead at 61

SMITHFIELD – Bryant University has confirmed the death of Raymond W. Fogarty, director of the school’s John H. Chafee Center for International Business.Fogarty, who...
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