ONE-ON-ONE: Rebecca Johnson, franchise owner of Sylvan Learning Center in Coventry, meets one-on-one with Caden Reis, 8, of Coventry. Johnson began working under previous franchise owner Gail Tuominen before taking over two franchise locations, in Coventry and Cumberland.
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Franchisee: Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson | Sylvan Learning Centers | Coventry and CumberlandThe pitch: Sylvan Learning Centers, as a company, has operated for 40 years providing supplemental...
GETTING INVOLVED: Parent Yulaana Perez speaks during a public forum on the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy report on Providence schools. R.I. education commissioner Angélica Infante-Green and Mayor Jorge O. Elorza listen in the background. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Role for businesses in boosting city schools

Businesses expect more than they’re getting from Providence schools, including graduates who can enter the workforce directly from high school without remedial help, who...

City dwellers’ hidden footprint

Dense, transit-oriented development is more environmentally friendly than suburban sprawl. But city dwellers shouldn’t get too smug about that. Just because an urban apartment...

Arpin Group receives environmental award

PETER ARPIN is the executive vice president of Arpin Group Inc. and president and co-founder of Renewable Now Network. Arpin Group, a West Warwick-based...
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Brown awarded $10.8M grant to develop opioid treatment program in criminal...

PROVIDENCE – The National Institutes of Health is awarding a $10.8 million grant to Brown University to develop and evaluate an opioid treatment program...

Report: Private market for student loans is ‘exploding’

PROVIDENCE – The private market for student loans has “exploded” in recent years, as there is now about $102 million in private student loan...
ANGÉLICA INFANTE-GREEN, the new state education commissioner, will request authority Tuesday from the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education to intervene in the Providence public schools. Behind her above, is Providence Mayor Jorge. O. Elorza./ PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

State education commissioner requests authority to take control of Providence schools

PROVIDENCE – Angélica Infante-Green, the new state education commissioner, will request authority Tuesday from the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education to intervene in...

Gilder Lehrman names Ruscito R.I. History Teacher of the Year

COVENTRY – Shori Ruscito, a teacher at Coventry High School, has been named the 2019 Rhode Island History Teacher of the Year by the...

Five Questions With: Joseph M. McNamara

Joseph M. McNamara, a longtime Democratic state representative from Warwick and a retired Pawtucket educator, was named chairman of the New England Board of...

Former Warwick police major appointed CCRI police chief, public safety director

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island has appointed retired Warwick Police Maj. Sean Collins the police chief and public safety director at...
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