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Lawmakers approve consumer protections for student-loan servicing practices

PROVIDENCE – Lawmakers approved the Student Loan Bill of Rights to protect Rhode Islanders through new consumer protections and oversight of student-loan servicing practices,...
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R.I. postsecondary education commissioner issues report on boosting attainment

WARWICK – The state commissioner for postsecondary education released a report Thursday that could lay the groundwork for a plan to get at least...
BRENDA DANN-MESSIER has announced that she is retiring next month as state commissioner of postsecondary education. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF THE POSTSECONDARY COMMISSIONER

Dann-Messier stepping down as commissioner of R.I. postsecondary education

WARWICK – Brenda Dann-Messier, Rhode Island's commissioner of postsecondary education, is stepping down next month and taking a part-time job with national education consulting...
THE WESTERLY EDUCATION CENTER received a $750,000 STEM grant to support the acquisition of new equipment and to support staff positions. / COURTESY THE WESTERLY EDUCATION CENTER

WEC receives $750K STEM grant from U.S. Navy for equipment, staff...

WESTERLY – The Westerly Education Center received a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research to fund the addition of capacity...
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has been re-elected to a second term, with 98 percent of precincts reporting results./COURTESY OFFICE OF GINA M. RAIMONDO

Raimondo announces Northern Rhode Island Higher Education Center with public-private partnerships

WOONSOCKET – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced a new public-private partnership designed to bring new job training programs through the establishment of the Northern...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION awarded $6.9 million in grants to adult education programs in the state.

RIDE awards $6.9M for adult education programs

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education has awarded $6.9 million in grants to support 21 adult education programs in Rhode Island, the department...

R.I. Council on Postsecondary Education approves tuition increases at URI, RIC

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Council on Postsecondary Education voted to raise tuition at the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College this fall,...

Five Questions With Brenda Dann-Messier

Brenda Dann-Messier | Commissioner of postsecondary education, Rhode Island 1. What are the most serious challenges, or weaknesses, in the Rhode Island higher education system?...
BRENDA DANN-Messier was named acting commissioner of postsecondary education Monday, according to a Tuesday announcement by the R.I. Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF THE POSTSECONDARY COMMISSIONER

Dann-Messier appointed commissioner of R.I. postsecondary education

PROVIDENCE - Brenda Dann-Messier has been appointed the commissioner of Rhode Island postsecondary education, the R.I. Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner announced Tuesday. “We have a...
ERIN WILBUR,ABOVE, was named executive director of the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center. / COURTESY RIOPC

Erin Wilbur named executive director of South Street Landing Nursing Education...

Updated 3:41 p.m. PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner named Erin Wilbur as the executive director of the R.I. Nursing Education Center. The...
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