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THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION reported an increase in college-access opportunities for Rhode Island students, including AP class participation, SAT test-taking, and dual and concurrent enrollment courses.

RIDE reports college-access opportunities increase in 2018

PROVIDENCE – State participation in college-access opportunities in Rhode Island increased across the board in the 2017-18 school year, the R.I. Department of Education...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND received more than $745,000 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to strengthen and develop training programs for aquaculture workers. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI receives $746K for aquaculture worker training

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island received $745,815 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for its Rhode Island Sea Grant program,...

Report: UMass Law ranks No. 3 for Massachusetts Bar pass...

DARTMOUTH – Data from the Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners places the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School of Law, with a 92.6 percent pass...

Will 2018 be the year Rhode Island voters take a stand...

“Embarrassing,” is how R.I. Department of Education Commissioner Ken Wagner described the state of local public elementary, middle and high schools.“When I visit a...

Bill is now due for decades of neglect of public school...

After decades of neglect, the bill is finally coming due for the most-urgent repairs and upgrades needed at the state’s aging primary- and secondary-education...

Avoiding academic rigor mortis

The world is changing, and with it, education. Today’s children are taught with Smart Boards instead of chalkboards, in virtual classrooms instead of one-room...

RIDE receives $2.5M for at-risk students

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education received a $2.5 million federal School Climate Transformation grant to expand programs that address social, emotional and...

Brown study: Fentanyl test strips effectively reduce young-adult opioid overdoses

PROVIDENCE — Brown University's School of Public Health researchers report fentanyl test strips are effective in preventing opioid overdoses and that community-based organizations would...

Fox Point has new benches designed by JWU graduate

PROVIDENCE – Providence has 15 new benches installed in the Fox Point neighborhood that are intended to foster more conversation.Designed by a Johnson &...
MICHELLE JOHNSON, a third grade ESL teacher at Providence's Mary E. Fogarty Elementary School, was named a 2018-2019 Milken Educator. / COURTESY MILKEN FAMILY FOUNDATION

Providence ESL teacher named 2018 Milken Educator

PROVIDENCE – In its 31st iteration of the Educator award, the Milken Family Foundation has awarded a $25,000 award to Michelle Johnson in recognition...
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A summit on the topics of diversity and inclusion will be held at the start of the awards program. Attendees will learn from experts during a discussion of best practices. For details, including the list of winners, panelists and ticket information, click below.

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Warwick
8am–11am