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KEVIN PARKER is the director of government innovation for the state of Rhode Island. / COURTESY KEVIN PARKER

Five Questions With: Kevin Parker

A year ago, the R.I. Office of Innovation launched the Government Innovation League, an initiative where representatives from state agencies spend 20 percent of...
THE RHODE ISLAND four-year graduation rate increased 1.3 percentage points year over year to 84.1 percent in 2017.

R.I. 4-year graduation rate increases to 84% for Class of 2017

PROVIDENCE – The high school four-year graduation rate in Rhode Island for the Class of 2017 increased 1.3 percentage points year over year to...
PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS has partnered with Roger Williams University on a new program aimed at increasing the number of English as a second language teachers.

RWU, Providence Public Schools to launch joint ESL program for teachers

PROVIDENCE – Increasing the number of English as a second language teachers is the core of a new program being launched by Roger Williams...

Task force recommends $500M bonding for school repairs, construction

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School Building Task Force has recommended issuing $500 million in state general-obligation bonds for public-school construction and repair over...
A RECORD NUMBER of Rhode Island students took the Advanced Placement test administered by College Board in 2017. / COURTESY COLLEGE BOARD

Report: Record number of R.I. students take 2017 AP exams

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s public high school graduating Class of 2017 saw a record number of students take one or more College Board Advanced...
GENERAL TREASURER SETH Magaziner led the Rhode Island School Building Task Force meeting Friday, with co-chair Education Commisioner Ken Wagner, to discuss school infrastructure. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. School Building Task Force meets to address school infrastructure crisis

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School Building Task Force met Friday for the first time, to address the infrastructure deficiencies of schools in Rhode...

Report: R.I. schools need $627.5M fix

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education 2017 State of Rhode Island Schoolhouses report forecasts $627.5 million in high-priority construction and repairs needed to...
WHALLEY COMPUTER ASSOCIATES Vice President Paul Whalley says the company's involvement in an R.I. Department of Education project to provide wireless internet to schools was a turning point in WCA's expansion into Rhode Island. /COURTESY WHALLEY COMPUTER ASSOCIATES

Five Questions With: Paul Whalley

Paul Whalley is the vice president of Southwick, Mass.-based Whalley Computer Associates Inc., which recently opened a new office in Providence to extend its...

Rhode Island Builders Association recognizes NEIT project director

FREDERICK GILL, project director at New England Institute of Technology, was recently recognized by the Rhode Island Builders Association with an award of appreciation...
MARY ANN SNIDER is the deputy commissioner of education overseeing teaching and learning for the R.I. Department of Education. /COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Five Questions With: Mary Ann Snider

Mary Ann Snider is the deputy commissioner of education overseeing teaching and learning for the R.I. Department of Education. Snider has been part of...
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