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Despite the increasing enrollment in charter schools and mayoral academies in Rhode Island, the topic of school choice has been not found itself often onto the front pages of the public discussion. But it will soon. more
Vittoria Pacifico-DeBenedictis, president of Bay View Academy, was selected as one of the 2015 Three Wise Women by the National Organization of Italian Women. Pacifico-DeBenedictis was born in Avellino, Italy, and she moved to Massachusetts when she was 7. She has had a longstanding career in Catholic education, beginning as a middle school teacher in South Boston. She soon moved from teaching to administration, where she held several leadership roles in Catholic schools around Massachusetts. Pacifico-DeBenedictis is involved with NEASC, serving as a chairperson, commission member and speaker. She holds a master’s degree in school administration from Emmanuel College and she is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she is pursuing her degree in leadership in urban education. Pacifico-DeBenedictis will be honored on Jan. 27, during the organization’s Rhode Island Epiphany Celebration. more
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has selected the University of Rhode Island to conduct research designed to make coastline communities more resilient to severe coastal hazards. more
In a rare bit of good news for students facing hefty college bills, interest rates on federal student loans are expected to head lower soon. more
Lindsay Graham, chief administrative and financial officer for the Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown University, has been named vice president of academic finance and administration in the university's Provost office. more
Brendan Hassett has been appointed director of Brown University's Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics. Hasset will join the university in July 2016 from Rice University. more
Anne Ryan has been named director of the Academic Skills Center at New England Institute of Technology. She has been affiliated with the school for more than two decades, serving in various capacities. She holds a B.S. in education from the State … more
Teaching sailing is a natural tourist draw in the Ocean State, and the environment of Narragansett Bay is the chief reason four sailing schools here are thriving, owners say. The owners of Narragansett Sailing LLC in Barrington, the Blue … more
Providence College will break ground Oct. 2 on its new Arthur & Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies, enabling the housing of the discipline for the first time under one roof. more
Construction has begun on a new, three-level building at the existing Village at South County Commons, next to the Hampton Inn. The new building will cover 22,000 square feet. The first tenant, Narragansett Bay Pediatrics, has already signed a lease … more
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