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Providence College ranked 19th among master’s colleges and universities for semester-long study abroad programs. It also ranked fourth in New England and No. 1 in Rhode Island in the 2016 annual Open Doors Report released by the Institute of International Education, the college announced Wednesday. more
Seven colleges and universities in Rhode Island have earned 2017 Military Friendly School designations by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse and other military publications. more
The link between socio-economic status and school performance is weakening for U.S. students, a sign of improving equity in American education even as U.S. teens continue to lag behind their international counterparts in math, reading and science, according to a study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. more
Rhode Island Hospital announced today that it was named a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, a well-regarded nonprofit organization that annually surveys hospitals and collects and openly reports on several key performance measures of surveyed hospitals. more
A Washington County Superior Court jury on Monday found Daniel E. Doyle Jr., founder of the Institute for International Sport, guilty on all charges related to his embezzlement case. more
New England Institute of Technology President Richard I. Gouse ranked highest among private college chiefs in the region for his 2014 pay of $752,701. more
Rhode Island is among the top 20 states to live in, according to 24/7 Wall St., a financial news and opinion company. more
Rhode Island preschool programs will receive $6,043,131 through the Preschool Development Grant Program funded by the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services, according to a Wednesday announcement made by U.S. Sens. Jack F. Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Reps. James R. Langevin and David N. Cicilline. more
The Warren Alpert Foundation gave a $2.5 million grant to Bryant University’s School of Health Sciences which the institution will match as part of its Expanding the World of Opportunity: The Campaign for Bryant’s Bold Future, according to a statement by the university on Tuesday. more
The entry-to-practice nurse residency program at Providence’s VA Medical Center, operated through Rhode Island College’s School of Nursing, became the first school in the Ocean State and one of 10 VA-affiliated programs in the nation to receive a five-year accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. more
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