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COMPUTER CLASS: Instructor Betty Tavares, left, gives a helping hand to student Lily Minaeliam during an adult digital-literacy workshop at Providence Public Library.
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Writing the book on learning lounges

2019 PBN Innovative Companies: Education Providence Public LibraryIT STARTED WITH a few couches, some lamps and a commitment to not look like a formal...

Four-year degrees not for everyone

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., wants to turn K-12 schooling into K-16 – in other words, to move toward making public four-year colleges free and...

These children are the future

A well-known businessman received an award for his philanthropy. During the ceremony honoring his good works, he was asked to share some of the...

Why financial literacy is elusive

Graduation season will soon be upon us, and with it, so many admonitions explaining why students are unprepared for the challenges of the real...
COLLEGIAL CONVERSATION: Brian Douglas, right, Wheaton College executive vice president of finance and administration, reviews a project report with President Dennis Hanno, center, and Associate Provost Meg Kirkpatrick.
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Wheaton’s Douglas looks for story behind the numbers

2019 C-Suite Awards | CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, EDUCATION: BRIAN DOUGLAS | WHEATON COLLEGEBRIAN DOUGLAS has been a force in Wheaton College’s finance and administration...
ORSTED AND EVERSOURCE, owners of the proposed Revolution Wind farm, pledged $4.5 million for higher education programs and wind energy supply chain programs in Rhode Island. Above, the Block Island Wind Farm. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Orsted and Eversource commit additional $4.5M to wind sector training/supply chain...

PROVIDENCE – Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind and Eversource pledged $4.5 million Monday to talent and workforce development in Rhode Island based on the Revolution...
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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...
THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS Dartmouth School of Law has ranked among the top regional law schools in the East for black students, according to the Washington-based nonprofit group Lawyers of Color.

UMass Law ranks among best regional law schools in East for...

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts School of Law has ranked as one of the best regional law schools in East for black students,...
A NEW REPORT indicates Rhode Island students who are homeless are being undercounted. / COURTESY HOUSINGWORKS RI AT ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Report: Homeless students in R.I. undercounted

PROVIDENCE – The number of students in Rhode Island who are experiencing homelessness and would qualify for educational services is thought to be undercounted,...
Four years ago, Renaud Megard left behind a travel-heavy, corporate job and bought Nameplates for Industry. He hasn’t looked back, balancing more time with his family and building a small business. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

By creating a path to success, workforce issues can be solved

Renaud Megard | NFI LLC president and CEOThroughout my career in various industries, the biggest challenges I have faced have come from finding the...
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