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THE SOUTH EASTERN Economic Development Corp. received a $600,000 federal grant for its Small Loan Program.

SEED receives $600K federal grant

PROVIDENCE – The South Eastern Economic Development Corp. was awarded a $600,000 grant from the Community Development Financial Institution Fund under the U.S. Treasury...
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...
STUDENT LOANS are being issued at unprecedented rates as more American students pursue higher education. Meanwhile, the cost of tuition at both private and public institutions is touching all-time highs and interest rates on student loans are rising. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL OKONIEWSKI

America’s student loan debt crisis is about to get much worse

NEW YORK - While Wall Street and U.S. President Donald Trump tout news of a booming stock market and low unemployment, college students may be quick...

RIDE receives $2.5M to improve student behavioral outcomes, learning conditions

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...
CAITLIN GRIFFIN, a previous participant in the Westerly Education Center's Bank Teller and Customer Service Training program, displays her certificate. Throughout October, the WEC is hosting two-hour informational sessions regarding the next iteration of the nine-week program. / COURTESY WESTERLY EDUCATION CENTER

Westerly Education Center promotes free bank teller and customer service training program

WESTERLY - A series of information sessions outlining the Westerly Education Center's Bank Teller and Customer Service Training job skills program for sales, customer...
SHAN MUKHTAR was named director of the Center at Moore Hall on Monday by Providence College. She will develop and facilitate diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at the Catholic college. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Mukhtar named inaugural director of PC center

PROVIDENCE – As inaugural director of the Center at Moore Hall, Shan Mukhtar will help Providence College develop a vision for the school's new cultural arts...
THE CURRENT CONDITIONS INDEX for Rhode Island in July was 67, the lowest recorded value for the year so far, following revisions to July CCI measurements. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

August CCI reflects lowest value of the year

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Following July revisions, eight points were lost month to month in the August Current Conditions Index as the measure declined to...
PROVIDENCE EARNED a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign's 2018 Municipal Equality Index. / COURTESY HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN

Providence scores perfect on HRC’s LGBTQ equality index

PROVIDENCE – The Providence city government earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s  2018 Municipal Equality Index, a measure of ways that...

Genesis Center promotes 3 staff members after organizational growth

PROVIDENCE – Earlier this year, Genesis Center recognized the quality of its existing staff by promoting three individuals.Cherilyn Dyer, a seven-year Genesis Center veteran...

Five Questions With: Symeon Giannakos

Symeon Giannakos is a professor and director of the graduate program in international relations at Salve Regina University. He received his doctorate in foreign...
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