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Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo started work three weeks ahead of her Jan. 6 inauguration at a Jobs Summit that participants and supporters hope will position her administration to hit the ground running. more
EAST PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee this month received recommendations that aim to clarify support and increase autonomy at all levels within the Rhode Island education system. more
BOSTON – A for-profit school will pay students $3.75 million to resolve allegations of misrepresenting job-placement numbers and using deceptive enrollment tactics, Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
Eliza Squibb, executive director of the Global Alliance to Immunize against AIDS Vaccine Foundation, has taken an unlikely path with her fine arts education. While studying at the Rhode Island School of Design, Squibb became the first artist in residence at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, where she helped researchers develop visual tools in order to analyze cephalopod camouflage. Later, during a summer internship in Peru where she studied textile productio, Squibb noticed that the village’s vibrant prints told stories and had a social impact on the community. Her observation and interest in textiles brought her to Mali through GAIA, where she designed prints that were both eye-catching and informative in order to raise awareness of HPV. She holds a BFA from the RISD. more
St. Mary Academy – Bay View middle school students compete in a robotics qualifying tournament on Dec. 6 at The Gordon School in East Providence. The Bay View team qualified for the First Lego League state championship, to be held Jan. 17 at Roger Williams University. The team also won first place for its research project and presentation. Clockwise from bottom left, around the practice competition board: Elizabeth Killian, Kinzie Fairman, Elizabeth Cooney, Sophia Javid, Emilie Lum, Abigail Swift, Giovanna Sgalia, Isabella DeNuccio, Brooke Nyman and Christina O’Brien. more
Cass Cliatt has been appointed vice president of communications at Brown University, effective April 1. more
Bristol-based Roger Williams University is planning to renovate and lease One Empire Plaza, more than doubling its presence downtown for adult learners when it opens in May of 2016. more
A total of 157 third-grade teachers in five communities will share nearly $148,000 in grants through Spark, a program that encourages classroom innovation in urban school districts. more
Four Rhode Island public schools received a total of $80,000 to improve student achievement in science, technology, engineering and math through the Verizon Innovate Learning Grants program. more
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division sponsored a “holiday math bowl” for New Bedford, Mass. middle schools on Dec. 10. more
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