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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...
TWO RHODE ISLAND schools,have been recognized as 2018 Green Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education for their reduction of their environmental impact, their curriculum and their promotion of student well-being. / COURTESY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Two R.I. schools recognized as Green Ribbon Schools by U.S. Department...

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island schools were recognized as Green Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education, the department announced Wednesday. The Green Ribbon...
A WASHINGTON FEDERAL court judge on Wednesday ruled that Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education's postponement of the so-called Borrower Defense rule was procedurally improper. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ZACH GIBSON

Betsy DeVos loses student loan lawsuit brought by 19 States

NEW YORK - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos lost a lawsuit brought by 19 states, including Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia, accusing...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND was awarded a Green Ribbon award from the U.S. Department of Education.

URI named a 2018 Green Ribbon School by U.S. Dept. of...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The University of Rhode Island was named a Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, the university announced Friday. The...
THREE RHODE ISLANDERS and one North Attleboro resident were named among the 161 high school seniors as 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars.

3 Rhode Islanders named to 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Islanders have been named among the 161 high school seniors as 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars. The 54th class of scholars was...

URI named No. 4 safest college campus in U.S.

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island has been named the fourth-safest college campus in the country, according to the National Council for...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE received a $1.1 million grant over 5 years to provide assistance to economically disadvantaged first-generation college students in preparation for graduate school. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

RIC gets $1.1M federal grant for first-generation graduate student aid

WARWICK – Rhode Island College was awarded a $1.1 million U.S. Department of Education grant to provide opportunities for disadvantaged students to pursue doctorate...
A NEW FEDERAL GRANT has been secured for Rhode Island that will provide $24.5 million over seven years to help economically disadvantaged students prepare for college. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. receives $24.5M college prep grant

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received a $24.5 million grant to help economically disadvantaged public school students prepare for college, the state’s congressional delegation announced...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Kilmartin is urging U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to stop rolling back protections for student borrowers, warning the actions could harm taxpayers and tens of millions of families struggling to pay back student loans. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Kilmartin calls on DeVos for student borrower protections

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is urging U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to stop rolling back protections for student borrowers. The...

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