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OFFICIALS WHO OVERSEE the R.I. Department of Children, Youth and Families say severe labor shortages have resulted in children waiting a long time for some services. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

At DCYF, labor shortages creating big headaches

The state is struggling to hire and retain public employees, but the labor problems are particularly troubling at the R.I. Department of Children Youth...

CCRI to privatize campus bookstores

PROVIDENCE – A search is underway by the Community College of Rhode Island for a private vendor to take over operations at the...
HENRY BARNARD SCHOOL next academic year will move from the Rhode Island College campus in Providence to the Providence Country Day School campus in East Providence. / COURTESY HENRY BARNARD SCHOOL

Henry Barnard School to leave RIC for Providence Country Day campus

EAST PROVIDENCE – Just two years after breathing life back into the Henry Barnard School on the Rhode Island College campus, Providence Country Day...
A JOINT REPORT created by a Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce education subcommittee outlines recommendations on how to improve partnerships between local colleges and the Providence Public School District on building a teacher pipeline for the district.

New report offers recommendations on improving teacher pipeline between local colleges,...

PROVIDENCE – As a call to action, members of a Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce education subcommittee produced a series of recommendations on how...

Most-read stories on, January 2023

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UNWELCOME FEELING: Erik Christiansen, Rhode Island College history professor and faculty union president, says the college has undergone changes in the last decade, not all for the better.

SCHOOL DAZE: RIC searches for identity amid severe enrollment drop

Erik Christiansen didn’t know much about Rhode Island College when he agreed to take a job teaching history there in 2010. The Maryland native quickly...
NEW I­NCENTIVE: Rhode Island College interim President Jack Warner wants state lawmakers to approve a scholarship to cover two years of tuition for students who enroll directly out of high school. 

Give RIC scholarship to help lure students

A 33% decline in enrollment at Rhode Island College over the last decade should be sounding alarm bells on campus and at the Statehouse. The...

McKee prioritizes tax cuts, education in $13.8B budget for fiscal 2024

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday released a $13.75 billion spending proposal for the next fiscal year, an increase of $148.6 million...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE is investigating who was responsible for placing several packets of racist and homophobic materials near the residence halls on campus. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

Racist material found on RIC campus, college investigating matter

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College has launched an investigation into finding those responsible who put several packets containing racist and homophobic materials that were...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE, citing 'high' COVID-19 risk within Providence County, is requiring masks to be worn in most indoor settings on campus, including classrooms. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

Citing ‘high’ COVID-19 risk level, RIC requiring masks in most indoor...

PROVIDENCE – One local college is bringing back masking for most on-campus settings, while a pair of colleges are recommending people to wear them....
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