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PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS has partnered with Roger Williams University on a new program aimed at increasing the number of English as a second language teachers.

RWU, Providence Public Schools to launch joint ESL program for teachers

PROVIDENCE – Increasing the number of English as a second language teachers is the core of a new program being launched by Roger Williams...
PAWTUCKET CREDIT UNION shows support for workers' heart health by participating in the 2014 Go Red for Women Day. This year's Go Red for Women Luncheon and Festival of Red will be held on Feb. 16 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET CREDIT UNION

Philanthropy Calendar, Feb. 16, 2018

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks in advance of...

Hedgehogs, mules and teamwork

It was a cold winter. A group of hedgehogs, realizing the situation, decided to bunch together to keep warm. However, the quills from each...

Family leave that pays for itself

Proposals to have the federal government help new parents take paid leave from their employment have generally come with serious disadvantages.If the government makes...
COLLABORATING: Maggie Anderson, the newly appointed education director for the R.I. State Council on the Arts, speaks with Randall Rosenbaum, executive director. /  PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Maggie Anderson

Maggie Anderson | Education director, R.I. State Council on the Arts1. What do you hope to learn from the 31-year legacy of former Education...

URI named No. 4 safest college campus in U.S.

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island has been named the fourth-safest college campus in the country, according to the National Council for...

Report: 5K marijuana citations issued in R.I. since decriminalization

PROVIDENCE – Although possession of small amounts of marijuana was decriminalized in Rhode Island in 2013, police officers throughout the state continue to issue...
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE for the PBN 2018 C-Suite Awards is March 14.

Application deadline for PBN C-Suite Awards is March 14

PROVIDENCE – The deadline for nomination applications for PBN’s 2018 C-Suite Awards is March 14 at 5 p.m.Nominees may hold any C-Level executive or...
A $50 million gift to Brown University's Warren Alpert Medical School will fund the transition of scientific breakthroughs into medical treatments to alleviate disease. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown welcomes $50M gift from Chancellor Mencoff

PROVIDENCE - A $50 million gift made to Brown University by Chancellor Samuel M. Mencoff and Ann S. Mencoff to fund the translation of scientific...
Marty Sinnott, Child & Family president and CEO, believes the organization's new Bridge to Success Independent Living Program funded by Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation will help area youth who age out of foster care have a better entree into society. / COURTESY OF CHILD & FAMILY

Centreville Bank awards 3-year, $300K grant to Child & Family’s Independent Living Program

MIDDLETOWN - A new housing opportunity has been made available for Rhode Island youth who grew up in group or foster care and are...
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