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ConnectRI provides internet for housing-assistance residents

PROVIDENCE – Public-private pilot program ConnectRI will help close the gap between state residents getting housing assistance and internet access, according to a state...
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...
NEW SKILLS: Bernadette Durkin is using the skills she learned during the October 2016 Rhode Island College and General Assembly computer science boot camp to help her fifth-grade class at Cumberland Hill School in Cumberland learn to code. From left, Luke Plumer, 11, foreground; Leah Mandeville, 11; Durkin; and Adriana Panagoulopoulos, 10. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

CS4RI, GA host boot camp to help teachers learn to code

“Minimal” was how Bernadette Durkin described her computer-coding knowledge prior to a professional-development continuing studies course she took at Rhode Island College in ­October. “I’m...
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