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Fewer R.I. high schools met requirements in 2007

PROVIDENCE – Fewer Ocean State high schools met the annual requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act in 2007 than in 2006,...

A year to remember and a year to forget

For the unapologetic optimists, 2008 has presented an extraordinary challenge. Across the nation and around the world we have witnessed the collapse of the...

New Year’s resolutions

Have you resolved to do any of the following in 2009?• Make improvements to office space environment – 46.7%• Spend...

Block Island meets R.I. affordable-housing goal

BLOCK ISLAND – Block Island may have the state’s highest housing costs, but it is also about to be the only town in Rhode...

Environment Council sets priorities for 2008

PROVIDENCE – The Environment Council of Rhode Island, a coalition of more than 60 organizations across the state, has announced its annual wish-list of...

Brown ensnared in national music-sharing dispute

Brown University students who allegedly used the school’s computer network to illegally copy and share digital music are being hit with fines or the...
‘We’ve made
great strides this year in hiring professionals
to meet our
growing needs.’ /

Contillo to head FM Global HR initiatives, hiring

Nancy Contillo has been named manager of human resources and corporate staffing at Johnston-based FM Global, the state’s largest private employer. In her role,...
JOHN MAEDA will take over as president of Rhode Island School of Design when the current president steps down in June. /

Finding a new path for technology<br> and design at RISD

John Maeda says his career might be a “mistake.” He attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he says he probably should have gone on...

New Web site offers kids a chance for career choices

In a perfect world, Gail Mance-Rios says there would be a counselor assigned to each Rhode Island student as early as elementary school. Students...

&lsquo;Brain drain&rsquo; creates technical, communication needs

The exodus of young people from Rhode Island has been keenly felt in the state’s information-technology sector. IT professionals and economic development officials are trying...
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