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3 R.I. elementary schools designated National Blue Ribbon Schools

PROVIDENCE – Three local elementary schools are among the 362 public and private schools that have been designated National Blue Ribbon Schools by the...
RHODE ISLAND received $20 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Education to improve literacy in the state, according to the R.I. Department of Education.

R.I. gets $20M for literacy development and instruction

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has received a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to improve literacy, the R.I. Department of Education...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION has received a $2.5 million federal grant to expand computer science opportunities for over 1,000 students in Rhode Island.

RIDE gets $2.5M in federal funds to expand computer science opportunities

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education was awarded a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand work-based learning opportunities...

College Unbound in running for $100K Drucker Institute prize

PROVIDENCE – The president of College Unbound says the nontraditional degree-granting school for adult learners is a semifinalist for a $100,000 prize from the...
DENNIS LITTKY, co-founder and president of College Unbound, says the U.S. Department of Education has given the school permission to accept requests for federal financial aid from its students. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence-based College Unbound gets OK for federal student aid

PROVIDENCE – The president of College Unbound has announced that the U.S. Department of Education recently cleared the way for the nontraditional, degree-granting school...

Audit finds widespread problems with student loan oversight

PROVIDENCE – Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education that oversees the nation’s 30 million student loans, and the nine...
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION has granted Rhode Island $4.2 million to improve community outreach, ease access to information and create a strategic plan for early childhood development.

R.I. receives $4.2M federal grant for childhood development

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received a $4.2 million federal grant to support early childhood development and education, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Thursday.The grant,...
UNITED STATES student loan debt outstanding reached a record $1.465 trillion in November. Bloomberg News data analysis found that loans disbursed in 2012 have defaulted at a faster rate than any other loan cohort since the financial crisis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

U.S. student loan debt sets record, doubling since recession

NEW YORK - United States student loan debt outstanding reached a record $1.465 trillion last month and one particular set of borrowers is having a...
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 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION has given three schools in Rhode Island Blue Ribbon awards.

3 R.I. schools named 2018 Blue Ribbon schools

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island schools were designated as National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education, the R.I. Department of Education...
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