Student fundraiser to benefit children of imprisoned parents

PROVIDENCE – A group of Brown University students called “We are Railroad” has launched a GoFundMe campaign to provide books to children who have...

Bay State does what Ocean State should

Two recent exhortations to improve K-12 education in Rhode Island have landed on much the same conclusion. The state needs to step up and...
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Five questions with Maling Ebrahimpour

Maling Ebrahimpour | Dean, College of Business, University of Rhode Island1. The College of Business at URI recently hired 10 faculty. What was the...

Kidder to chair College Unbound board of trustees

PATRICIA KIDDER, an attorney and owner of Newport-based Credit’s Cool, was recently named the new chair of College Unbound’s board of trustees. Prior to...
THE COMPASS SCHOOL has received a $500,000 grant to improve the energy efficiency of a large building renovation from a grant program with funds from the Ocean State's participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF ENERGY RESOURCES

Compass School wins $500K for energy efficiency from R.I. Office...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Compass School has been awarded $500,000 from the R.I. Office of Energy Resources to help improve the energy efficiency of...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY CONFIRMED TUESDAY it will commence a land-use-based master plan in the next year. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU to offer R.I.’s first joint law, business degree program

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University will become the only school in Rhode Island to offer a joint degree program in law and business next...

Bickford named tech and innovation development director at URI Foundation

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island Foundation has hired Linnell Bickford as the director of development for emerging technologies and innovation, the...

RI Core Skills Partnership to cover full cost of English-literacy program

WARWICK – The Rhode Island Core Skills Partnership will now cover 100 percent of the cost to train employers’ incumbent workers in English-language literacy,...
IN AN ANALYSIS OF Rhode Island and Massachusetts school performance and governance, RIPEC has recommended that policymakers shift Rhode Island education towards the Massachusetts system in regard to state control of curriculum, increase state-level support for districts and schools to implement reforms and to move toward a school-based management model in contrast to the current district-based management model. Above, RIPEC Executive Director, John C. Simmons. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

RIPEC recommends R.I. adopt some Mass. education policies

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council has issued an updated analysis of Rhode Island education governance in comparison to Massachusetts governance and...

Five Questions With: Angela Medeiros

Angela Medeiros has been the project coordinator for the Community Partnerships Center at Roger Williams University for the past three years.Before joining the...
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