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ROUGH PATCH: Rhode Island College nursing student Mel “Rising Dawn” Cordeiro says some frustrating experiences after transferring from the Community College of Rhode Island sometimes left her questioning if it was worth the trouble.
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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...

RIC interim president gets contract extension; search for permanent leader planned...

PROVIDENCE – The interim leader of Rhode Island College is staying on for another year, with plans to begin the search for a permanent...

RIC cuts 7 majors, considers eliminating 17 more due to low...

PROVIDENCE – Amid losses in students and operating revenue, Rhode Island College is axing some of its least popular degrees. The college has already cut...
PRIME OPPORTUNITY: Amy Kacerik, dean of enrollment management at the Community College of Rhode Island, says few Amazon.com Inc. employees have enrolled using the tuition program called Career Choice, but that may change when the Amazon warehouse opens in Johnston next year, which will employ 1,500 people. 
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Tuition program puts new spin on incentive

Cecilia Guante didn’t plan on stopping her schooling after she finished her associate degree. But she ran out of money and had to shelve her...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE, center, helps with local state education and business officials cut the ribbon on the new Woonsocket Education Center. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE

New Woonsocket Education Center officially opens

WOONSOCKET – State-elected and education officials on Tuesday formally cut the ribbon on the new Woonsocket Education Center that has officially opened at 115...
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....
SHANNON GILKEY, R.I. postsecondary commissioner, says he's optimistic that the state can still close workforce gaps despite the proposed 'higher ed academy' not making it into this year's fiscal budget. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Despite no higher ed academy, Gilkey optimistic in state closing workforce...

PROVIDENCE – Optimism remains with the R.I. Office of Postsecondary Commissioner on the state addressing workforce shortages and helping residents achieve an education despite...
A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION was held Thursday at the Rhode Island College Workforce Development Hub in Central Falls to talk about Gov. Daniel J. McKee's proposed 'higher ed academy.' / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

McKee, college students discuss proposed ‘higher ed academy’

CENTRAL FALLS – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday met with current and former college students along with state education and employment officials at...
WORKFORCE AID: Shannon Gilkey, left, state commissioner on postsecondary education, and Tammy Warner, assistant commissioner for academic and student affairs, are pursuing the creation of a credential registry to assist employers and potential employees.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Gilkey looks to launch registry to help workforce

While the state navigates the labor shortage, the R.I. Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner is seeking to widen the talent pipeline as Rhode Island...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE during his State of the State address Tuesday proposed creating a Rhode Island Higher Ed Academy to help Rhode Islanders pursue higher education and training that may not only increase the state’s overall workforce but also put the Ocean State on a path toward long-term economic recovery. AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Gov. McKee proposes state higher-ed academy to help build R.I.’s workforce

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee unveiled plans Tuesday for a "higher ed academy" that would enroll more than 1,000 Rhode Islanders during a...
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