RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT's 25th annual factbook shows mixed results in efforts to improve the well-being of children statewide.

R.I. KIDS COUNT: Child poverty on decline, as other challenges rise

PROVIDENCE – The percentage of Rhode Island children living in poverty continues to decline, edging down to 16.6% in 2017 from 17% a year...
BROWN PROFESSOR James Head’s knowledge of the lunar surface has come in handy for the leaders of the first commercial unmanned mission to the moon. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown professor helps select landing site for private moon mission

PROVIDENCE – A Brown University professor who worked on the Apollo missions to the moon in the 1960s and 1970s is playing a key...

New England Board of Higher Education elects McNamara chairman

PROVIDENCE – Rep. Joseph M. McNamara, D-Warwick, has been elected chairman of the New England Board of Higher Education, a regional group that promotes...

URI researcher calculates temperature inside moon

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A University of Rhode Island scientist has used a series of experiments to determine the temperature inside the moon, providing crucial...

RWU, CVS team up for 5th year of diverse suppliers development...

PROVIDENCE – Roger Williams University's University College is continuing its collaboration with CVS Health Corp. to offer the Executive Learning Series for Diverse Suppliers...
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Five Questions With Blake Filippi

Blake Filippi | Minority leader, R.I. House1. You are the new House minority leader. How do you elevate the voices of a comparatively small...

Teachers need community’s help

As a society, we cannot underestimate the impact of teachers on all of our lives.Every day, teachers are shaping our future. But are we...

Carney Institute receives innovation award

CHRISTOPHER I. MOORE is the associate director of Brown University’s Carney Institute for Brain Science, which has received the 2019 Innovation Award from the...
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Brown to cover the textbook bill for 1,100 students next fall

PROVIDENCE – Brown University says it's going to cover the cost of all textbooks and course materials for 1,100 of its most needy students...
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE PRESIDENT Rev. Brian J. Shanley is stepping down in June 2020./ PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PC President Rev. Shanley told by religious superior he can’t serve...

Updated at 2:20 p.m. MondayPROVIDENCE – Providence College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, soon to be the longest serving president in PC history, announced...
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