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ONE-ON-ONE: Rebecca Johnson, franchise owner of Sylvan Learning Center in Coventry, meets one-on-one with Caden Reis, 8, of Coventry. Johnson began working under previous franchise owner Gail Tuominen before taking over two franchise locations, in Coventry and Cumberland.

Franchisee: Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson | Sylvan Learning Centers | Coventry and Cumberland The pitch: Sylvan Learning Centers, as a company, has operated for 40 years providing supplemental...

Waddill to discuss assistive tech at Asperger/Autism Network conference

PROVIDENCE – The Asperger/Autism Network, based in Massachusetts, is hosting its summer conference at Rhode Island College on Aug. 7. It will focus on the...
BIG STEP: Marcy Reyes, with some of her students at Central High School in Providence, where she began her Financial Literacy Youth Initiative program. From left, Osury Aponte, Sita Traore, Daniel Gonzalez, Reyes and Ashley Ortiz. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

She’s empowering youths through financial literacy

“I don’t know how to explain it. I had a nagging feeling I was supposed to give birth to something big,” said Marcy Reyes. Reyes...

OER recognizes state agencies for energy efficiency achievements

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-five state government and quasi-public agencies, municipalities and state colleges were recognized during the third annual Lead By Example Clean Energy Awards...

URI needs own board of trustees

There is no question, the University of Rhode Island is not like the Community College of Rhode Island, nor even Rhode Island College. Yet...
SALVE REGINA UNIVERITY students Caroline McNeil, left, and Lindsay Wright work in Assistant Professor Heather Axen's lab at Salve's Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences./COURTESY SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY

URI-based biomed research network gets $20M grant

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The National Institutes of Health has awarded $20 million to the Rhode Island Institutional Development Award of Biomedical Research Excellence, or...
HIGHWAY RELOCATION: Shown at right are the East Side parcels of developable land in the 40-acre Interstate 195 Redevelopment District of Providence. The district was created after the original Interstate 195, seen at far left, was federally relocated more than 10 years ago.

Despite questions, I-195 District on course

When Robert Davis, a longtime real estate lawyer, joined the board of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission in 2015, he’d talk to potential developers...

Barnard School student a winner of Doodle for Google Competition

PROVIDENCE – A second grade student from Henry Barnard School is one of 53 winners nationwide in the Doodle for Google Competition. Isla Becker's entry...

RI Promise deserves passage

Sometimes the corny thing can be the right thing. Such is the case with General Treasurer Seth Magaziner’s plan to deposit $529 into the 529...
MANY HATS: Margaret Brooks, president of the Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition, also directs the Rhode Island Council for Economic Education, advocating for more financial education for K-12 students. She is the director of the Center for Economic Education at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Mass., and leads the school’s Office of Financial Literacy Initiatives.

Boosting financial literacy Brooks’ passion

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Margaret Brooks, Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition Margaret Brooks is passionate about empowering the state’s vulnerable populations via financial literacy, a...

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