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R.I. ranks in top quarter of most-educated states, but last in...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was named the No. 21 most-educated state in the nation but ranked last in New England, according to WalletHub. Massachusetts scored...
RANKING NO. 21 IN THE NATION for most educated state, Rhode Island was the lowest-ranked New England state in the Monday report released by WalletHub. Massachusetts was the highest-ranked state while Mississippi came in at No. 50. / COURTESY WALLETHUB

Among most-educated states, R.I. ranks in top quarter but last in...

PROVIDENCE – While the other five New England states ranked within the top 20 – with four of the five within the top 10...
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Five Questions With Tom Giordano

5Q: Tom Giordano | Executive director, Partnership for Rhode Island 1. More than three-quarters of Rhode Island voters in November approved a $250 million bond...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO renewed her call for a ban on assault weapons in her inaugural address at the Statehouse. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Raimondo calls for unity in inaugural address

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday committed to broadly supporting ongoing state efforts to boost education, job training, affordable health care and...
PIPE FITTER: Michael Stuba trains to become a pipe fitter for General Dynamics Electric Boat through a Westerly Education Center program put on by the Community College of Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Boost for school construction, job training

The Ocean State had its eyes on the public school system this past year, as two statewide ballot requests for funding, not to mention...

Taking ownership of public education

Rhode Island needs a well-educated workforce to strengthen small businesses, the backbone of our economy. We need a strong, stable public education system to...

Degree of separation

Does your company require employees, current or potential, to have an education? Yes: 72.7% No: 27.3% What level of education do you require employees to have? Bachelor’s degree:...

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: 12,957 Want to join? For more information about participating in PBN’s Top Lists, or to make additions or...
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