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On the heels of lawmakers’ postponement of use of the NECAP standardized testing as a graduation requirement, Rhode Island’s education commissioner has told school superintendents the NECAP will not be administered in the fall in math or reading in any grade. more
For four years, the U.S. Education Department has threatened to rein in for-profit colleges and their soaring student debt. Now it has found a way. more
A year ago, 16-year-old Christian Rijos heard a surprising statistic: chewing an aspirin can increase a heart attack victim’s chance of survival by 30 percent. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last month new regulations that enhance consumer protections governing the for-profit and occupational school industry. more
Gerald J. Bronkhorst, 45, of Suamico, Wis., trains students from six high schools in northeast Wisconsin in an advanced-manufacturing mobile lab – a model Rhode Island educators are considering emulating. more
Award-winning storyteller and musician Keith Munslow captivated the minds of more than 400 students at the Lillian Feinstein Elementary School at Sacket Street on June 9. more
To the Editor: Rhode Island is spending more than $14,000 per student each year educating our public school students. However, the R.I. Department of Education recently reported that 31 percent of Rhode Island’s public schools are low-performing schools. The question is, “Why is the cost of education high and the performance low in many of Rhode Island’s public schools?” more
USA Today has named Bryant University’s business school among the best in the country, based on rankings compiled by higher-education informational website College Factual. more
The Rhode Island School of Design has filled two leadership positions in the fine arts and liberal arts. Sheri Wills has been named dean of fine arts, effective in August. Daniel Cavicchi has been promoted from acting dean of liberal arts to the permanent position, effective Tuesday. more
Kimberly S. Washor in June became the first director of the University of Rhode Island’s new Center for Career and Experiential Education. The center combines the missions of two formerly separate offices: Experiential Learning and Community Engagement, along with Career Services and Employer Relations. The change is more than superficial, says Washor, who discusses how it will enhance experiential learning as it informs students’ eventual job searches. more
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