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RAYMOND DIPASQUALE, who led the Community College of Rhode Island for a decade and was also commissioner of higher education for the state, died April 4 at the age of 74. / COURTESY MASSASOIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Former CCRI president, state higher ed commissioner DiPasquale dies at 74

PROVIDENCE – Raymond DiPasquale, whose 45-year career in higher education included him leading the Community College of Rhode Island for a decade and aiding...
GIVING CREDIT: Rhode Island College, along with the University of Rhode Island and the Community College of Rhode Island, is being required to establish ways of awarding academic credit for students who participate in registered apprenticeship programs.
COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

New law: R.I. public colleges must plan for apprenticeships

A new state law requires public higher education institutions to establish ways of awarding academic credit to students who participate in registered apprenticeship programs. “These...

Bill to provide college credit for apprenticeship becomes law

PROVIDENCE – State colleges are now required to establish ways of awarding academic credit for students who participate in registered apprenticeship programs. The legislation, signed...
MICHAEL GREY, the current R.I. Governor's Workforce Board chairman, has been tapped by Gov. Daniel J. McKee to lead the R.I. Board of Education. / COURTESY R.I. GOVERNOR'S WORKFORCE BOARD

McKee selects Grey to lead R.I. education board

PROVIDENCE – The chairman of the R.I. Governor’s Workforce Board is being tapped by Gov. Daniel J. McKee to become the next state education...

RIC interim president gets contract extension; search for permanent leader planned...

PROVIDENCE – The interim leader of Rhode Island College is staying on for another year, with plans to begin the search for a permanent...

R.I. Hospitality Association’s Singleton named to R.I. Career and Technical Education...

CRANSTON – Heather R. Singleton, the Rhode Island Hospitality Association’s chief operating officer, has been appointed as a member of the R.I. Career and...
BARBARA S. COTTAM will step down on Oct. 6 from her role as chairperson of the R.I. Board of Education to take on a new role with the U.S. Department of Commerce. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

R.I. education board chairperson to step down, takes new role with...

PROVIDENCE – The state’s education board chairperson will soon be heading to the nation’s capital to work with Rhode Island’s former governor. In a Sept....
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Education and Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced Wednesday that schools in Central Falls, Woonsocket, Providence, Pawtucket and West Warwick will be receiving a portion of $20 million in funding to help with various construction and renovation projects to improve the learning environments.

5 underserved school districts receive $20M in state funding for facilities...

PROVIDENCE – Schools in Central Falls, Woonsocket, Providence, Pawtucket and West Warwick will be receiving a portion of $20 million in funding to help...
SHANNON GILKEY, R.I. postsecondary commissioner, released Friday a 12-page report that notes multiple recommendations created by the department’s advisory committee to help guide priorities of higher education in the state over the next five years. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. Office of Postsecondary Commissioner report seeks more staffing, funding for...

PROVIDENCE – A report released Friday by the R.I. Office of Postsecondary Commissioner calls for more staffing and funding for state public colleges among...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Education has received a $9 million federal Project Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education grant to expand youth mental health services in the Cranston, West Warwick and Westerly school districts.

R.I. Department of Education receives $9M federal grant to expand youth...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education, partnering with the R.I. Department of Children, Youth and Families, announced Friday that it has received a...
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