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PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS has partnered with Roger Williams University on a new program aimed at increasing the number of English as a second language teachers.

RWU, Providence Public Schools to launch joint ESL program for teachers

PROVIDENCE – Increasing the number of English as a second language teachers is the core of a new program being launched by Roger Williams...
A RENDERING of the proposed natural gas-powered electrical plant in Burrillville. / COURTESY INVENERGY

Power plant debate gets personal

In 2015, the proposal to build a new, gas-fired power plant in Burrillville was announced with budding optimism amid rising energy prices.Despite concerns raised...
"ME TOO" MOVEMENT founder Tarana Burke will speak at Roger Williams University on Feb. 13 as part of the school's yearlong lecture series focused on race, gender and power. / COURTESY RWU

‘Me Too’ movement founder to speak at Roger Williams University

BRISTOL – As part of the school’s yearlong lecture series focused on race, gender and power, “Me Too” movement founder Tarana Burke will speak...
Roger Williams University announced Wednesday an increase in Alan Shawn Feinstein Leadership Scholarships available to prospective freshmen for the 2018-19 academic year. / COURTESY OF ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Feinstein, RWU increase aid to Feinstein Junior Scholars

BRISTOL - Twenty-one Alan Shawn Feinstein Leadership Scholarships are available to prospective Roger Williams University freshman for the 2018-2019 academic year, almost twice the 12 scholarships "offered" for the...
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Most-read stories on PBN.com, Jan. 2018

1. Cheryl Snead, founder, CEO and president of Banneker Industries, dies. POSTED ONLINE: JAN. 23. Cheryl W. Snead, CEO and president of Banneker Industries...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATIONS' endowment grew at the fastest rate of any local college from fiscal 2016 to fiscal 2017 at 16.8 percent. / COURTESY URI

Report: Local college and university endowments grew in fiscal 2017 across...

PROVIDENCE – The endowment of every college and university in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., increased in value by more than 7 percent...
NINE MAJOR Rhode Island employers were announced as founding participants in the new Supply RI initiative that aims to connect Rhode Island companies with Rhode Island suppliers, according to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

9 major R.I. employers commit to Raimondo’s Supply RI initiative

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced that nine Rhode Island's largest employers have pledged to participate in the Supply RI initiative, which will...
EDUCATION IS KEY: James Monteiro (left) founded ReEntry Campus Program because he knows firsthand how important education is to the future livelihood of current and former prisoners. / Courtesy ReEntry Campus Program

A new path for former inmates

The annual cost to incarcerate a man is upward of $60,000. For a woman, it’s closer to $100,000. To educate either one costs about...
AN ELEMENTARY-SCHOOL TEACHER RESIDENCY launched earlier in the 2017-18 academic year by Roger Williams University has introduced sophomore student teachers to schools in Bristol, Warren and Fall River.

RWU program places student teachers in Bristol, Warren, Fall River

BRISTOL – An elementary-school teacher residency launched by Roger Williams University’s department of education earlier in the 2017-18 academic year introduced sophomore student teachers...

RWU remembers former president behind name change, law school

BRISTOL – Natale A. Sicuro, the Roger Williams College president who led the name change to Roger Williams University and helped launch the RWU...
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