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DR. ASHISH K. JHA has been named the new dean of the Brown University School of Public Health. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Jha named new Brown School of Public Health dean

PROVIDENCE – The current faculty director of the Harvard Global Health Institute has been appointed as the new leader for the Brown University School...

Skills for Rhode Island’s Future to receive $1.5M grant to aid...

JOHNSTON – A local nonprofit that helps connect individuals to employers for job opportunities will see its high-school internship program receive a significant financial...

Roughly 3 dozen Providence Teachers Union members receive displacement notices

PROVIDENCE – Approximately three dozen members of the Providence Teachers Union who work in the Providence Public School District’s central office at 797 Westminster...
PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Five Questions With: Joe Baer, director of Cityside at Wheeler

Joe Baer | Cityside at Wheeler director, The Wheeler School 1. What is Cityside at Wheeler and when did it begin? The impetus for...

Mass. firm SchoolWorks to conduct reviews of 22 low-performing R.I. schools

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education has hired a Massachusetts firm to conduct reviews of multiple schools across the state that have been...

It’s time to take actions to improve career path

The beginning of a new year is always a great time to pause and look for career advice, no matter your age or stage...
SOPHIE GLENN LAU has been named the new head of school for Lincoln School. / COURTESY LINCOLN SCHOOL

Lincoln School names alum Lau as its new head of...

PROVIDENCE – A Lincoln School alum will be returning home to lead her alma mater. The all-girls K-12 private school announced Tuesday that Sophie Glenn...
HARRISON PETERS has been named superintendent of Providence Public School District. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Harrison Peters introduced as Providence’s new school superintendent

PROVIDENCE – Being called to serve has been nothing new for Harrison Peters. A former U.S. Navy veteran, Peters has also worked in multiple, challenging...
PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Five Questions With Jorge Elorza

Jorge O. Elorza | Mayor, Providence 1. What is your New Year’s resolution for the city? The long-term vision we have built over the...
DOWN TO BUSINESS: The House Committee on Finance’s Subcommittee on Human Services holds a meeting at the Statehouse in December to get an update on overspending at the R.I. Department of Children, Youth and Families, and the R.I. Office of Veterans Services. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Budget deficit, lottery contract, minimum wage among controversial issues facing General...

As Rhode Island lawmakers return for the 2020 legislative session on Jan. 7, some of the most pressing questions they’re expected to face this...

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