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BARBARA S. COTTAM will step down on Oct. 6 from her role as chairperson of the R.I. Board of Education to take on a new role with the U.S. Department of Commerce. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

R.I. education board chairperson to step down, takes new role with...

PROVIDENCE – The state’s education board chairperson will soon be heading to the nation’s capital to work with Rhode Island’s former governor. In a Sept....
HELENA B. FOULKES announced Wednesday in a new campaign ad that, if elected this year, she won't seek re-election if student performance across Rhode Island doesn't improve in four years. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Foulkes vows to improve student performance across state if elected

PROVIDENCE – In a unique campaign announcement Wednesday, former CVS Health Corp. executive and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Helena B. Foulkes said, if elected, she...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE, center, on Friday signed into law legislation that eliminates the sunset provision of the Rhode Island Promise program at the Community College of Rhode Island. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE

McKee signs law to make R.I. Promise program permanent

WARWICK – With a few strokes of a pen, Gov. Daniel J. McKee has now made the state’s Rhode Island Promise program at the...

Five Questions With: Shannon Gilkey

Shannon Gilkey | Commissioner on postsecondary education 1. As the new higher-ed chief, what is your vision for at Rhode Island College and Community...
EARNING A SHOT: Talia Thibodeau, a standout basketball player in high school, worried how she would pay for college after she graduated but is working toward an associate degree tuition-free from the Community College of Rhode Island thanks to the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship program. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Will R.I. Promise last after Raimondo leaves?

Talia Thibodeau faced an uncertain future as she prepared to graduate from Cranston High School West last June. Thibodeau, a standout basketball player, wanted to...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO signs the fiscal 2021 state budget on Monday. / COURTESY R.I. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

Gov. Raimondo signs fiscal 2021 budget

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed the $12.7 billion fiscal 2021 state budget Monday, and issued a short statement that reflected its continued...
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND unveiled Tuesday a new condensed fall term for students who, for various reasons - including COVID-19-related - enrolled in college late. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI unveils new condensed academic term for students who enroll late

WARWICK – As a means to help students who delayed their decisions to enroll in college this fall for a variety of reasons, including...
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND can handle increased enrollment if it happens in the fall but it's too early to predict what enrollment will look like as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to CCRI Vice President of Student Affairs Sara Enright. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI says it can handle increased enrollment but it’s still too...

WARWICK – Community College of Rhode Island can handle an influx of students if the college sees that come September, however it is still...
STANDING HER GROUND: Karen Santilli, director of Crossroads Rhode Island, is hopeful that an affordable-housing program included in Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s initial budget proposal will survive despite the state’s new revenue woes. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Unkindest cuts: Many casualties expected as R.I. begins ‘brutal’ budget process

The future looked encouraging for Karen Santilli just a few months ago. In mid-January, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo released a $10.2 billion fiscal 2021 budget...
KEEPING PROMISES? State lawmakers this year must decide whether to continue the tuition-free program at the Community College of Rhode Island. R.I. Promise expires at the end of the year. / COURTESY CCRI

R.I. Promise laying groundwork for a better-educated workforce

State lawmakers were wise to put a sunset provision in legislation creating the Rhode Island Promise program, which allows qualifying students the chance to...
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