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Raimondo: A ‘partner with business’

You could say Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is a pragmatist. The way she puts it, she’s not trying to change the world so much...
PRIMARY INVESTMENT: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has made investments in people, such as through the Real Jobs Rhode Island program, a signature of her administration. Above, Megan Cortesi and Jeremy Demers learn how industrial systems handle liquids at the Westerly Education Center.
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As always, it’s all about people when it comes to the...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo understands that the best and most long-lasting investment is in people. From the Real Jobs Rhode Island program, to Rhode...
GOV. GINA RAIMONDO, shown in her office, testified before the Senate Education and Finance committees on Wednesday in support of her proposal to expand the Rhode Island Promise program PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo: Cost of expanded tuition-free R.I. Promise program ‘a drop in...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo told lawmakers Wednesday that her proposed $5.3 million expansion of the tuition-free program Rhode Island Promise is crucial...

Five Questions With: Charles P. Kelley

Charles P. Kelley joined the Warwick-based Rhode Island Student Loan Authority, or RISLA, in 1991 as deputy director. He was appointed executive director in...
GOV. GINA M RAIMONDO will propose a $30 million increase in school funding and expanded job training in a budget she will release later this week. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo proposes funding boost for education, job training; expansion of tuition-free...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says she will propose a budget this week that boosts support for education and teacher training from pre-school through...
WHILE THE MAJORITY of public colleges and universities in New England saw double-digit increases in tuition and fee totals at two- and four-year institutions since the 2012-13 academic year, Rhode Island's results were split. The Ocean State saw a 15.5 percent increase in two-year tuition and fees (represented by the two top bar graphs) but a 9.8 percent decrease in four-year tuition and fees (represented by the two bottom bar graphs). / COURTESY NEW ENGLAND BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Report: Tuition, fee increases at public colleges impact region; R.I. results...

PROVIDENCE – Increases in tuition and fees at public colleges and universities across the region in the past five academic years have widened the...
THE SECOND COHORT of the Rhode Island Promise program saw more interest than the first cohort, according to data released by the Community College of Rhode Island. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI reports 47% gain in R.I. Promise enrollments, boost in diversity

WARWICK – Forty-seven percent more first-time, full-time students enrolled in the second Rhode Island Promise cohort than the first, according to Community College of...
ON FRIDAY, the Community College of Rhode Island confirmed 62.4 percent of the initial R.I. Promise cohort returned for a second year of tuition- and fee-free coursework. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

R.I. Promise retention rate on par with previous years before program

WARWICK – By the school's count, the retention rate of Rhode Island Promise students reported by the Community College of Rhode Island earlier this...

40% of R.I. Promise students did not return for year two

WARWICK – Forty percent of the first cohort of Rhode Island Promise students enrolled at the Community College of Rhode Island did not return...
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND confirmed Friday that 40 percent of the initial Rhode Island Promise students did not return for their second year of studies. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

40% of R.I. Promise students did not return for year two

WARWICK – Forty percent of the first cohort of Rhode Island Promise students enrolled at the Community College of Rhode Island did not return...
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