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MANY HATS: Margaret Brooks, president of the Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition, also directs the Rhode Island Council for Economic Education, advocating for more financial education for K-12 students. She is the director of the Center for Economic Education at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Mass., and leads the school’s Office of Financial Literacy Initiatives.
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Boosting financial literacy Brooks’ passion

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Margaret Brooks, Rhode Island Jump$tart CoalitionMargaret Brooks is passionate about empowering the state’s vulnerable populations via financial literacy, a...
BUILDING A NEW FUTURE: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Rhode Island Promise program has increased enrollment and graduation rates at the Community College of Rhode Island in its two years. 
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DAVE HANSEN

RI Promise delivers as CCRI graduation sets a record

Three years ago, when Gov. Gina M. Raimondo started her push for the Rhode Island Promise program, she did not receive universal plaudits.Speaker of...

R.I. Promise program earns Excellence Award from N.E. Board of Higher...

PROVIDENCE – The New England Board of Higher Education gave a 2019 Excellence Award to state officials on Tuesday for the Rhode Island Promise...
THE FIRST STUDENTS WHO benefited from the Rhode Island Promise tuition-free scholarship program will be graduating from the Community College of Rhode Island on Thursday. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI’s first class of R.I. Promise recipients set to graduate Thursday

PROVIDENCE – The Community College of Rhode Island is set to graduate its largest class in more than 20 years – about 2,300 students...
A 'PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERN' led the Community College of Rhode Island to evacuate its Warwick campus and suspend classes on Wednesday morning. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI resumes classes at Warwick campus after evacuation because of bullet...

WARWICK – Classes at the Community College of Rhode Island's Warwick campus resumed Wednesday afternoon after the campus was evacuated in the morning when...
THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE of Rhode Island has reached a partnership agreement with the Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School./ COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI partners with charter high school for ‘seamless pathway’ to nursing...

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island is partnering with a nursing charter high school to remove barriers and provide a "seamless pathway"...

Accrediting agency accepts CCRI’s fifth-year report

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island has received a passing grade when it comes to its accreditation.The New England Commission of Higher...

Programming on Oliver Hazard Perry headed in new direction

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The nonprofit group that operates Rhode Island's official Tall Ship, the Oliver Hazard Perry, has changed course, and the group says...
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Raimondo: A ‘partner with business’

You could say Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is a pragmatist. The way she puts it, she’s not trying to change the world so much...
TEACHING TOOL: Megan Cortesi and Jeremy Demers, students in the process technician program at the Westerly Education Center, use a teaching tool that mimics industrial systems in the handling of liquids.
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BRIAN MCDONALD

Managing ‘process’ a wanted skill

Process technician: The name doesn’t necessarily trigger an awareness or emotion among Rhode Island job seekers, but maybe it should.Employers are looking for them,...
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