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The New Bedford Whaling Museum broke ground Monday on a new 17,000-square-foot education center and research library. more
(Updated, 3:07 p.m.) The Rhode Island Foundation reported net assets of $734.4 million at the end of 2013, increasing by $101.6 million, or 16 percent, the $632.8 million reported the previous year, according to the organization’s 2013 annual report. Since 1993, the organization has seen its total assets increase more than 300 percent, from $197 million. more
Next Generation Learning Challenges, a nonprofit dedicated to encouraging educational innovation through applied technology, will award up to $450,000 to the Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy high school that will launch in Cumberland this fall. more
Rhode Island could develop an alliance between higher education and industry that may help expand manufacturing and engineering here, according to one set of academic researchers exploring areas ripe for transformation through economic policy. more
Two Rhode Island groups have received grants from Third Sector New England, a Boston-based nonprofit-support organization, to maintain projects to promote co-operative businesses and end racial profiling in the state. more
Rhode Island Innovation Fellows Amy Bernhardt and David Dadekian will pursue projects in the textile and food industries respectively, the Rhode Island Foundation announced Wednesday. Bernhardt’s project, Colorfast, will establish a research and manufacturing facility to design digitally printed textiles, while Dadekian’s project, the Eat Drink Rhode Island Central Market, would include a public market and tourism and educational components. more
Rhode Island ranks among the worst states for transparency of government spending data, according to a study by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund released Tuesday. Rhode Island’s overall score of 62 out of a possible 100 earned the state a grade of D+ and ranked Rhode Island as the ninth least-transparent state in the country. more
Fewer Rhode Island children are dropping out of high school and more than ever have access to quality health care, but close to 20 percent of the state’s children live at or below the poverty line, according to the 2014 Factbook released Monday by Rhode Island Kids Count. more
Rhode Islanders weary of the barrage of statistics that have put the Ocean State dead last for unemployment for four consecutive months can now view local success stories through “Our Backyard TV,” a new 24-hour On Demand channel produced by Cox Communications in partnership with the Rhode Island Foundation. more
Asian and Hispanic children in Rhode Island scored among the lowest in the country in a national study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation measuring how children of different racial and ethnic backgrounds compare on key educational and developmental milestones. more
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