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(Updated, 5:30 p.m.) For the first time in the history of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, Rhode Island students scored above the national average in all four math and reading assessments. more
PROVIDENCE – Providence College and the Community College of Rhode Island announced last week they have agreed on a new transfer policy that grants CCRI students conditional acceptance into Providence College’s School of Continuing Education. The policy also includes “a significant tuition discount” for eligible CCRI graduates who choose to attend PC, the institutions said in a joint statement. more
Dignitaries on Tuesday celebrated a grand opening of Alex and Ani Hall, a $17 million renovation of a 1958 Rhode Island College campus building that reopened to students at the start of this fall semester. more
The University of Rhode Island is kicking off a campaign Monday to raise support for a bond issue on the November ballot that would provide $125 million to rebuild its College of Engineering. more
The R.I. Science & Technology Advisory Council is now accepting proposals for its 2014 Collaborative Research Grant Awards program. more
Johnson & Wales University saw total revenue and gains increase 0.6 percent in the fiscal year ended June 30 to $486.8 million, as the school’s scholarship funding and operating expenses increased, according to the 2012-2013 annual report released Thursday. more
Outgoing Rhode Island School of Design President John Maeda’s decision on Dec. 4 to announce via social media and video his imminent departure after six years for a job in California’s Silicon Valley with the venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers took the college and state by surprise. more
Members of more than 40 schools and charities in the region that shared more than $40,000 in grants from the 2013 CVS Caremark Downtown 5K, held Sept. 22 in Providence, gather with representatives from CVS Caremark and Tufts Health Plan. Grants were presented Nov. 26 to the youth-focused nonprofit organizations and schools. More than $1.4 million has been raised for charity since CVS became the title sponsor in 2000. Tufts sponsored the race’s 3K High School Inspirational for the fifth time this year. more
SMITHFIELD – Bryant University has published “Bryant College Goes to War,” a new book intended to recognize the school’s 150th anniversary. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – More than 100 colleagues and former students celebrated the University of Rhode Island’s College of the Environment and Life Sciences induction of professor Paul Cohen into its hall of fame in November. more
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