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Launched last year, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Prepare RI initiative, which sees high school students earn college credits, witnessed its enrollment more than double in the 2015-2016 academic year after the state expanded funding for the program. more
The R.I. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education received $60,442 of the $28.4 million in Advanced Placement Test Fee grants awarded to 41 states and Washington, D.C., by the U.S. Department of Education for Advanced Placement Grants to help low-income families afford the placement exam. more
Former Providence Police Chief Dean Esserman, who recently resigned as chief of the New Haven Police Department, has been hired to be Quinnipiac University’s senior professional-in-residence for its Emergency Management Team, according to WJAR-TV NBC 10. more
(Updated, 4:37 p.m.) Passenger traffic at T.F. Green Airport increased 1.6 percent to 337,336 in August over a year ago, according to the R.I. Airport Corp. With that gain, total passenger traffic at the state’s only commercial airport has increased 2.7 percent through the first eight months of the year to 2,428,374. more
The Make It Yours ad campaign will resume in mid-October so Rhode Islanders can share their favorite fall photos of the Ocean State, the R.I. Commerce Corp. said this week. more
(Updated 3:14 p.m.) Rhode Island’s median family income rose to $70,108 last year from $61,605 in 2014, but the number of children living in poverty still remains high at 40,566, or 19.4 percent, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT said this week. more
Consumer confidence in September held at the lowest level since April, limited by a smaller share of Americans reporting gains in incomes. more
More than $4.6 million has been awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for coastal watershed efforts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. more
The cost of living in the U.S. rose more than projected in August on higher shelter and health-care prices, indicating that inflation continues to move closer to the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
Rhode Island ranked seventh in the nation for its percentage decline in hospital readmission rates from 2010 to 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said recently. more
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