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THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE of Rhode Island has received two five-year TRIO grants from the U.S. Department of Education totaling $7.4 million to continue providing Rhode Island Educational Talent Search and Opportunity Center services to low-income, first-generation Rhode Island students. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI receives $7.4M in federal TRIO grants to support programs for...

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island announced Thursday that it has been awarded a pair of five-year U.S. Department of Education TRIO...
BREATHING EASIER: John Foley of Providence says he was worried he might have to default on $100,000 in student loans when he was laid off from his job as a supply chain analyst at the height of the pandemic last year, but a deferment on federal loans has allowed him to get his finances under control.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Extension of student loan deferment offers grads opportunity

When the pandemic hit last year, Providence resident John Foley lost his job as a supply chain analyst and was staring at more than...
THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE of Rhode Island announced Monday that it has received $4.6 million in TRIO Student Support Services grants from the U.S. Department of Education. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI awarded $4.6M in federal TRIO support services grants

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island has been awarded $4.6 million in TRIO Student Support Services grants from the U.S. Department of...

UMass Dartmouth Academic Resource Center receives $2.4M grant

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s Academic Resource Center has received a five-year, $2.4 million TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education,...
R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION received a $10.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support the Ocean State’s efforts to rethink education and improve ways to serve students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

RIDE receives $10.9M federal education grant

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the R.I. Department of Education a $10.9 million grant to support the Ocean State’s efforts...
HIGHER LEARNING: From left, College Crusade of Rhode Island high school adviser Agi Kah and middle school advisers Manuela Garcia, Victor Martinez and Eric Rossi have a conversation at the organization’s Providence headquarters. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

College Crusade of Rhode Island enjoying a high degree of success

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE AT A SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY: The College Crusade of Rhode Island THE COLLEGE CRUSADE of Rhode Island recently finished...
RHODE ISLAND had the fourth-lowest student loan default rate in the nation in fiscal year 2016. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL OKONIEWSKI

Report: R.I. student loan default rate ranks No. 4 lowest in...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the fourth-lowest student loan default rate in the United States at 6.29% in fiscal year 2016, according to a...

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...

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