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Why are for-profit colleges thriving right now?

When COVID-19 hit the U.S., many experts warned that America’s colleges and universities could be devastated. Some of them predicted enrollment declines of up...
THE RIGHT INGREDIENTS: William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School students, from left, Miracle Dunn, Aiden Nivar-Julius, Dorothy Tavares and Madyisen DaGraca sharpen their cooking skills in a culinary class.  / COURTESY WILLIAM M. DAVIES JR. CAREER & TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

Davies offering students an early start to stronger future

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Excellence in Education: William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School STUDENTS WHO ATTEND the William M. Davies Jr....
HEALTHY CONVERSATION: From left, Brown Medicine medical assistant Lisa Mallard, Nurse Care Manager LaNeir Johnson, medical assistant Mariah Pinheiro and Dr. Tony Wu have a discussion together at a counter at Brown Medicine’s East Providence office. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Brown Medicine provides the right dose of ‘Medicine’ for all

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Excellence at a Nonprofit – Large Company: Brown Medicine COLLEGIALITY AMONG PHYSICIANS, staff and leadership rarely surpassed by other health...

Easing the jump to university

Elizabeth has always wanted to be a doctor. While a high school senior, she was hoping to achieve her dream through attending the state’s...
HANDS-ON LEARNING: Kathryn Barr is a former teacher and school administrator who created the Eastside Learning Pod in Providence for elementary school students who are being home-schooled or attending school entirely by distance learning, with a focus on group and experiential activities. Barr helps Sydney Kingman, 7, with her work. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

More parents are taking note of home-school option

Andrea Knoll’s daughter Adalyn was supposed to start kindergarten at Henry Barnard School this school year. Even after COVID-19 hit, Knoll and her husband held...

Failure to shore up state budgets may hit women’s wallets hard

States are seeing enormous budget shortfalls because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the consequences for teachers and other public school employees could be dire....
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...

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