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GOV. DANIEL J. McKee has filed a budget amendment to extend Rhode Island College’s Hope Scholarship program for an additional two years through July 1, 2030. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

McKee files budget amendment to extend Hope Scholarship program to 2030

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Monday filed a budget amendment to extend Rhode Island College’s Hope Scholarship program for an additional two...
STUDENTS FROM PROVIDENCE Career & Technical Academy finish up constructing a playhouse that will be displayed at the 74th annual Rhode Island Home Show this weekend at the R.I. Convention Center. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

CTE students build displays, their futures through R.I. Home Show

PROVIDENCE – Earlier this week, students from several area schools spent their days inside the R.I. Convention Center’s main exhibit hall constructing and putting...
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Age-friendly colleges can improve 2nd half of life

By 2030, more than 1.4 billion people across the globe will be at least 60 years old. This number will shoot up to 2.1...
A REPORT released Wednesday by the Rhode Island League of Charter Schools found disparities within the state’s funding formula, noting that charter school students receive less funding than students attending traditional districts. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND LEAGUE OF CHARTER SCHOOLS

Report notes charter schools receive less state funding than traditional districts

PROVIDENCE – A report released Wednesday by the Rhode Island League of Charter Schools found disparities within the state’s funding formula, noting that charter...
A RADIATOR LEAK and subsequent cleanup at Toll Gate High School in Warwick prompted school officials to move to remote learning through Friday.

Radiator leak prompts Toll Gate High School into distance learning for...

WARWICK – Students at Toll Gate High School will have distance learning through Friday as school officials clean up parts of the building that...
STONEHILL COLLEGE announced Thursday it has acquired Moreau Hall, a former elementary school building in Easton, for $2.3 million. / COURTESY STONEHILL COLLEGE

Stonehill College acquires former elementary school building for $2.3M

EASTON – A former town elementary school building is now part of Stonehill College’s infrastructure, with plans for it still to be determined. The college...

Annenberg: Providence teacher resignations problematic

PROVIDENCE – In its latest look at teacher staffing in the Providence Public School District released Tuesday, the Annenberg Institute at Brown University says...

Voters usually say yes to bond issues. Are local, state officials...

It’s not a great time to borrow.  Talk to anyone who recently took out a mortgage or a car loan, now paying interest rates not...
MEETING STREET on Friday announced with Se. Jack Reed, D-R.I., that the organization secured a $1 million federal earmark to support the launch of its new early childhood family resource center.

Meeting Street receives $1M federal earmark for new family resource center

PROVIDENCE – Meeting Street is soon launching a new early childhood family resource center and the education nonprofit has secured significant federal funding to...
ANOTHER WORLD: Thomas ­Walters IV gives a virtual headset a try while his father, Thomas Walters III, looks on at the Youth Innovation STEAM Hub  event launched by the nonprofit Winner’s Circle XR Academy Inc. in Providence on Jan. 20. 
PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Why hasn’t VR become a key tool in classroom?

One day, students will start a class by jumping into an avatar and strolling into a digital replica of their classroom. But we are...
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