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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Northeast Region has awarded grants totaling nearly half-a-million dollars through its B-Wet program to nine educational projects in New England, including two in Rhode Island. more
States seeking to strengthen their economy should look to educational offerings, urges The Economic Policy Institute in a recent study, titled “A Well Educated Workforce is Key to State Prosperity.” more
A new Rhode Island Teaching Artists Center is being established to provide Rhode Island-based teaching artists with job opportunities in the public and private sectors. more
Rhode Island is on track to use its full $75 million Race to the Top grant on improvement initiatives in state schools, according to a third-year progress report on the program released Monday. more
The University of Massachusetts ranked 11th on a list of universities with the highest rate of licensing revenue return on research investment, the university announced Monday. more
Rhode Island will receive a $670,000 Workforce Investment Act grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to improve the technology of the state’s workforce development programs, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced Monday. more
Dr. Kathleen C. Hittner was retired, and she and her husband were building a retirement home in Hilton Head, S.C., when Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee called and asked her to succeed Christopher F. Koller, the state’s first and only health insurance commissioner during the last eight years. more
The University of Rhode Island has received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to train math and science teachers in the so-called STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – fields. more
(Updated, 11:35 a.m.) The education of Latinos in Rhode Island reflects an achievement gap, compared with white students, that is among the 10 worst in the country, according to a new study by the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University. more
A commercial waste handler in Rhode Island will pay a fine and provide hazardous chemical cleanup and education at local schools to resolve claims it violated state and federal hazardous waste laws at its Providence facility, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday. more
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