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Outgoing Rhode Island School of Design President John Maeda’s decision on Dec. 4 to announce via social media and video his imminent departure after six years for a job in California’s Silicon Valley with the venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers took the college and state by surprise. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, the Board of Education and the R.I. Department of Education have appointed a 17-member working group to manage the Educator Autonomy Project. more
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Baker & Taylor, among the world’s largest distributors of digital and physical books and entertainment products, has been selected by the Massachusetts Library System to participate in a pilot project designed to expand access to e-books. more
One of the most ambitious and visible publishing projects to document the history of science, “The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein,” will go online with a digital publishing platform created by Providence-based Tizra. more
Maeve Jopson, co-founder of Increment, speaks during the Nov. 14 Launch Day for Betaspring’s fall 2013 graduating cohort of startups. Jopson and Cynthia Poon, her co-founding partner of the toy-design studio, were part of a new “maker fellow” program. The program is designed to provide mentoring and other resources to companies producing physical products, helping them bring products to market faster. At the end of each 12-week session, Betaspring celebrates the completion of its intensive startup-accelerator season. more
Care Technology LLC, a Lincoln-based manufacturer of linear LED lighting, took first prize and a $5,000 telecommunications-technology package in the inaugural Get Started Rhode Island business plan pitch competition, held Wednesday evening at the Renaissance Providence Hotel. more
Marielle Emet, a mathematics teacher at the Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy Middle School, has been named the 2013 Rhode Island winner of the Milken Educator Award. more
A Colorado-based nonprofit on Wednesday said it will invest $2.2 million to support the expansion of Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy’s network of charter schools in Rhode Island. more
If digital media is the lingua franca of the future, developing the region’s capabilities in that form of communication would seem to be an important part of any economic-development plan for the 21st century. Enter Digital City. more
The New England Clean Energy Council has named The NanoSteel Co. Inc. its Emerging Company of the Year, the company announced Friday. more
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