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Having made significant inroads in the refinancing of private student loans, Citizens Financial Group Inc. has expanded its service to include federal student loans. more
Harvard University, the world’s wealthiest school, is the only one among its peers whose endowment value hasn’t returned to the peak level reached before the financial crisis. more
Four local business schools in Rhode Island and Massachusetts are among the top schools listed in the Princeton Review’s 2015 “Best 296 Business Schools” book and website. more
The Corporation for National and Community Service has awarded a $345,000 grant to Rhode Island Campus Compact to bring 23 new AmeriCorps Vista members into the state to help build campus-community partnerships supporting education and economic opportunity. more
Several schools are hoping to add rooftop solar projects to their campuses in order to cut back on annual energy costs – and incorporate an educational component at the same time. more
WARWICK – Community College of Rhode Island President Ray DiPasquale will remain at the school after withdrawing from the search for a new higher-education commissioner in Louisiana, the school announced earlier this month. more
In the summer of 2013, Brown University stepped confidently, but cautiously, into the burgeoning world of Internet education known as Massive Open Online Courses. more
Christine Earley, associate dean and professor of accountancy in the Providence College School of Business, was recently chosen to serve in a two-year, rotating academic fellowship at KPMG’s Global Services Center in Montvale, N.J. She will take a professional leave of absence from Providence College to lead and support KPMG programs and processes designed to support academic research and researchers. more
Over the past few years 21 states have adopted laws allowing medical use of marijuana, including Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Seven more states are considering such legislation. Those changes to the once-taboo drug’s legal status have sparked concerns among parents and physicians that the new laws could lead to an increase in the number of teens using it. more
PROVIDENCE – In a 29-5 vote, the Senate has approved a bill that would amend the method by which the state assessment program would be implemented in public schools, requiring that no state assessment be used to determine a student’s ability to graduate from high school prior to the Class of 2017. more
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