Burke Fund names Amanda Parker new executive director

PROVIDENCE – The John P. Burke Memorial Fund, which provides golf scholarships to local students, named Amanda Parker its new executive director, the organization...
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Five Questions With: Joe Baer, director of Cityside at Wheeler

Joe Baer | Cityside at Wheeler director, The Wheeler School 1. What is Cityside at Wheeler and when did it begin? The impetus for...

BankFive pledges $75K toward UMass Dartmouth’s blue economy initiative

DARTMOUTH – BankFive will contribute $75,000 over three years to help identify blue economy-related industry and workforce-training opportunities, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and...

Mass. firm SchoolWorks to conduct reviews of 22 low-performing R.I. schools

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education has hired a Massachusetts firm to conduct reviews of multiple schools across the state that have been...
RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION CEO and President Neil D. Steinberg has had 'very preliminary' talks with local leaders about saving the Industrial Trust Co. building, also known as the 'Superman' building, according to The Boston Globe. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Globe: R.I. Foundation head had ‘preliminary’ talks about saving Superman building

PROVIDENCE – Discussions about potentially saving Rhode Island’s tallest – and currently vacant – skyscraper have surfaced once again. Rhode Island Foundation CEO and President...

Five Questions With: Laura Galligan

Laura Galligan was recently appointed dean of Johnson & Wales University’s College of Health & Wellness. She previously served as associate dean of the...

Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program School founder dies

PROVIDENCE – Robert C. DeBlois, who founded Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program School to offer at-risk students an educational opportunity and help them avoid dropping...

CCRI, Westerly Education Center team up to offer teaching assistant course

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island and the Westerly Education Center announced that the two institutions will offer a new teaching assistant...

Five former Moses Brown employees found to have engaged in sexual...

PROVIDENCE – A year-long independent investigation into alleged sexual misconduct at Moses Brown School revealed that five former school employees engaged in such activity...

RIDE, PPSD to offer teachers reimbursement for enrolling in ESL certification...

PROVIDENCE – In a joint announcement Thursday, the R.I. Department of Education and the Providence Public School District said they will offer teachers reimbursement...
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