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PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked last in New England on the 2015 Competitiveness Report Card from the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity, with an overall grade of D-minus. The report card, which the center said was originally … more
Roger Williams University and town officials on Thursday celebrated the Fund for Civic Activities initiative, which has awarded nearly $200,000 in university grants to 130 projects since 2007. more
An independent analysis of promising economic clusters for Providence to nurture has identified five stars: life sciences, food processing and packaging, social enterprise, design coupled with advanced manufacturing, and education technology. more
The Council on Postsecondary Education has identified three finalists for the post of president at the Community College of Rhode Island and intends to appoint one of them at a meeting on Dec. 2. more
New England Institute of Technology, which has frozen tuition for more than three decades, renewed its tuition freeze Wednesday for students enrolling by Jan. 1. more
A business administration professor emeritus at Providence College has pledged $500,000 to the new business studies center, expected to open in 2017. more
Why don’t more people get college degrees? In a new working paper, Sang Yoon Lee, Yongseok Shin and Donghoon Lee write: “In the early 1980s, American men with at least four years of college education earned about 40 percent more on average than those whose education ended with high school. more
Rhode Island’s results are in for the PARCC, standardized testing that replaces the NECAP, and show room for improvement, according to Ken Wagner, commissioner of elementary and secondary education. more
Rhode Island ranked last among the New England states on the 2015 Competitiveness Report Card from the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity with an overall grade of D-. more
Roger Williams University has extended its tuition freeze and four-year guarantee for another academic year, through 2016-2017, the university announced Monday. more
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