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NEIL D. STEINBERG will retire on May 1, 2023, as the Rhode Island Foundation's CEO and president. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

R.I. Foundation leader Steinberg to retire in May 2023

PROVIDENCE – In about a year’s time, the leader of Rhode Island’s largest nonprofit funder will call it a career. Neil D. Steinberg announced Monday...
THE RHODE ISLAND Museum of Science and Art in Providence will permanently close on June 1. Its educational programming will be absorbed by the Rhode Island Computer Museum in North Kingstown. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND ART

R.I. Museum of Science and Art permanently closing June 1

PROVIDENCE – A local science museum will be permanently closing early next month, but its educational programming will be absorbed by another museum approximately...
SOPHIA ACADEMY announced Monday that it has received a $2 million gift from an anonymous donor to substantially boost the Providence-based school's endowment.

Sophia Academy receives $2M anonymous gift

PROVIDENCE – An all-girls middle school that educates students from low-income families received a substantial gift from an anonymous donor to help grow the...
DANA BORRELLI-MURRAY has been appointed the Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England's new CEO. / COURTESY GIRL SCOUTS OF SOUTHEASTERN NEW ENGLAND

Borrelli-Murray named new Girl Scouts of Southeastern N.E. CEO

WARWICK – Dana Borrelli-Murray, who was recently the executive director for Providence-based education nonprofit Highlander Institute, has been appointed the new CEO of Girl...
LATHE ­LESSONS: Wilbert Cante, left, and Melvin Shaw, both machine technology students at William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School in Lincoln, work on the manual lathe machine. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Davies students step up for early career launch

On any given day, workers at Greystone of Lincoln Inc. churn out a half million “safety-critical” components for airbags, car engines and aerospace equipment. But...
COMMON GOAL: From left, Tekla E. Moquin, associate vice president of the division of workforce partnerships at the Community College of Rhode Island; Amy Grzybowski, assistant commissioner at the R.I. Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner; and Jenifer Giroux, assistant vice president for professional studies and continuing education at Rhode Island College, have been working together to provide an education system that allows all Rhode Islanders a chance at earning a degree or advanced credential in fields that are in demand. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Leaders lay groundwork to ‘supercharge’ training

It was a first at Rhode Island College. At the start of the spring semester, the college started offering a fully online degree – a...

Burrillville elementary teacher receives $25,000 Milken Award

BURRILLVILLE – Nancie Lawrence, a teacher at the Steere Farm Elementary School in Burrillville, was awarded a $25,000 unrestricted grant as a Milken Educator...
MARY K. BARDEN has been named the new executive director of the National Education Association Rhode Island. / COURTESY NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION RHODE ISLAND

NEA R.I. names Barden new executive director

CRANSTON – The National Education Association Rhode Island did not have to look too far to find a new executive director. The labor union that...
KAITLIN DELLA GROTTA has been named the new executive director for Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education. / COURTESY RHODE ISLANDERS SPONSORING EDUCATION

RISE names Della Grotta new executive director

PROVIDENCE – Education nonprofit Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education announced Friday that Kaitlin Della Grotta has been named the organization’s new executive director. Della Grotta has...

Teacher turnover may not be as bad as expected

Every spring, school and district leaders ask teachers about their plans to return to teaching in the fall. They need to know how many...

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