Nonprofit & Education

85% of state’s students meet federal targets

The latest results from the state’s 250 elementary and middle schools show that 171 schools or 68 percent tested as “high performing,” up from...
DORCAS PLACE students were the first to try the health literacy curriculum last year, talking about the challenges they face navigating the health care system. /

R.I. literacy project aims<br> to educate patients – and doctors

The challenge is greatest for people who don’t speak English, or for those whose education is so limited that reading anything is difficult, so...
RESTAURATEURS Phyllis Arffa, left, and Christine Edmonds set out to create a welcoming, eclectic environment in their Blaze restaurants. But the real star is the food - all made from scratch with fresh ingredients and an international flair. /

Fresh flavors from every region

When old friends and business partners Phyllis Arffa and Christine Edmond sold their bistro-style Haven Hill Café in Cranston in 2002, it was only...
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Anonymous donor gives $1M matching grant to URI

KINGSTON – An anonymous donor has offered a $1 million challenge grant to the University of Rhode Island to help establish the Robert S....

UMich consumer sentiment index rises in May

Rising stock values and increased job prospects drove the Reuters/University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment to 88.3 in May from April’s eight-month...
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Making the most of non-family talent

One of the biggest challenges facing family-run businesses today is high turnover of non-family employees, especially in executive positions. Often I hear from frustrated...
ALLAN W. FUNG's father, Kwong Wen,  and mother, Tan Ping, worked hard at their restaurant so their children could have a better future, their son recalled. /

A path to the American dream – for the children

For years, immigrants with little understanding of U.S. law, custom and, frequently, without a firm grasp of the English language, have been staking their...

68 employers receive Worksite Health Awards

PROVIDENCE – Local businesses and other organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to employee wellness were honored this morning at the state’s 13th Annual...

85% of R.I. elementary and middle schools<br> meet all federal targets,...

PROVIDENCE – The latest results from the state’s 250 elementary and middle schools show that 171 schools or 68 percent tested as “high performing,”...
PAUL WOLFOWITZ leaves his home in Chevy Chase, Md., on May 18, the day after announcing his resignation as World Bank president, effective June 30. /

Zoellick seen as suitable for World Bank helm

WASHINGTON – Robert Zoellick will have a big job to do to reinvigorate the World Bank as its next president. But those who have...
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