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Education, economic policy linked for gubernatorial candidates

By many measures, Rhode Island has long had a troubled education system. While most major gubernatorial candidates have at least paid lip service to...
INVESTING IN R.I.: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Brown says Rhode Island should follow North Dakota in setting up a revenue-generating bank for the state. He says the lending bank would partner with local community groups and credit unions, with profits reinvested in the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Matt Brown wants R.I.’s governor to focus less on business interests...

Matt Brown, a longtime activist for social, educational and environmental causes, wants to bring that mission to the top level of state government next...

Lists: Health care educators

Total no. of health care students enrolled: 12,957Want to join? For more information about participating in PBN’s Top Lists, or to make additions or...
ACCOMPLISHED: Among Norah Diedrich’s many accomplishments as executive director of the Newport Art Museum are creating a new position of director of community engagement and implementing two successful programs, “Art After Dark” and “Second Saturdays,” since joining the museum in April 2015. / PBN FILE PHOTO/PAUL E. KANDARIAN

A passion for art education

Honoree | Norah Diedrich, Newport Art MuseumWhen Norah Diedrich was 8 or 9 years old, growing up outside Chicago, she would entertain herself...

Make education a lifelong endeavor

The world’s rich countries face a looming challenge in education: Too many of their citizens lack the skills and credentials needed for the jobs...

Seeking proper skill sets

Do you feel there is a major problem in finding skilled employees? Yes: 50% No: 50%What industry do you feel is most in need for skilled...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: David A. Salvatore

David A. Salvatore | President, Providence City Council1. What does it mean to you to be elected City Council president? I’m a lifelong Providence...

Libertarians were wrong on school vouchers

Twenty years ago, when libertarians looked out over a nation dotted with failing schools, we had hope. We saw what we expected to see:...

Health, education see slow growth in R.I.

Lackluster growth in health and education employment could spell trouble for the Ocean State, where job gains or losses in any segment of the...
ACCOMPLISHED: Among Norah Diedrich’s many accomplishments as executive director of the Newport Art Museum are creating a new position of director of community engagement and implementing two successful programs, “Art After Dark” and “Second Saturdays,” since joining the museum in April 2015. / PBN PHOTO/PAUL 
E. KANDARIAN

A passion for art education

When Norah Diedrich was 8 or 9 years old, growing up outside Chicago, she would entertain herself at home by engaging in a favorite...
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