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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...

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...
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