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fresh air: We Make RI trainer David Cucconelli, center, works with Jeremy Hardy, left, and Evan Luca during an outdoor training session. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

We Make RI helps people ‘make’ a career change

PBN INNOVATIVE COMPANIES 2020 EDUCATION/TRAINING We Make RI “Innovative” is an everyday term at Cranston-based We Make RI. The 4-year-old organization dedicates itself to educating...
DEFERRED: Megan Faucher, a prospective student at Providence College, has chosen to defer her enrollment for the second time because of the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Declines in enrollment put squeeze on colleges

Megan Faucher of Pawtucket has been waiting to go to college, but the pandemic has made the wait even longer. Faucher, a single mother of...
WATER WAYS OF LIFE: Brad Read, executive director for Sail Newport, involves his organization with the Newport Public Schools system, where it integrates marine education and learning to sail into the curriculum at Pell Elementary School. 
PBN FILE PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Brad Read, executive director, Sail Newport

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Brad Read | Executive director, Sail Newport SITUATIONAL AWARENESS. Respect for the environment. Teamwork. Self-reliance. Perseverance. Humility. Self-esteem. Leadership. These...
Maria Tavarozzi

Tavarozzi named R.I.’s Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year

Maria Tavarozzi, a math teacher at Rogers High School in Newport, has been named Rhode Island’s 2020 Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year by...
RHODE ISLAND PARENT Information Network released Thursday results from a survey of 427 parents of students with disabilities that they are not confident their children made progress during distance learning in the spring when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down in-person learning at school.

RIPIN survey: Parents with disabled children not confident they made progress...

WARWICK – Parents of children with disabilities feel that they are not confident in the progress their children made while participating in distance learning...
BROWN UNIVERSITY announced Wednesday that is has fully funded a $10 million endowment to help support the Providence Public School District. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University fully funds $10M endowment for Providence schools

PROVIDENCE – Brown University announced Wednesday that it has fully funded a $10 million endowment commitment to help support public schools in Providence. The university...
TINA MEETRAN has been named the new executive director of College Visions. / COURTESY COLLEGE VISIONS

College Visions names Meetran executive director

PROVIDENCE – College Visions, a nonprofit that helps low-income individuals in Rhode Island be prepared for college, announced Monday that it has named Tina...

Shannon Luttge

PBN 40 UNDER FORTY 2020 AWARD WINNER Shannon Luttge, 38 | Leadership content product manager, Skillsoft How has COVID-19 impacted your work-life balance? I’ve worked...

Hard choices ahead for working parents

Millions of American families are finding themselves in a jam, with their jobs requiring them to return to work on-site and plans from their...
Patrick Crowley / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: Patrick Crowley, National Education Association of Rhode Island...

1. Before COVID-19, what was the most pressing labor issue for teachers? It was the state takeover of Providence public schools and what that...

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