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Two middle school students each received college scholarships of $10,000 on Friday, thanks to the new PawSox Scholars program created by the Pawtucket Red Sox and the PawSox/Skeffington Charitable Foundation. more
The Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame’s 2016 induction class includes 14 state residents who will be honored posthumously this weekend. more
A new educational program in honor of Roger Williams, funded by Letitia and John Carter through the Rhode Island Foundation, will give students and teachers access to a trove of information on Rhode Island’s founding father, and also award up to $240,000 a year in college scholarships, according to an announcement made Tuesday by the Rhode Island Foundation. more
Allison Gaines Pell, former head of school at New York City’s Blue School, has been named head of school at The Wheeler School, according to an announcement by the school’s president of the board of trustees on Friday. more
With state employment growing faster than the national level and the unemployment rate the lowest it’s been since “the ‘dot com’ boom at the turn of the century,” the Massachusetts economy is performing well, according to the Editorial Board of MassBenchmarks, the journal of the Massachusetts economy published by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute in collaboration with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. more
The R.I. Department of Education named 22 schools “Commended Schools,” the highest rank, in this year’s school classification, according to a release by the department on Wednesday. more
Three Rhode Island schools were named 2016 Blue Ribbon Schools, the highest honor given by the U.S. Department of Education, according to an announcement from the R.I. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Thursday. more
A $480,000 initiative was announced Thursday by the Rhode Island Foundation, in partnership with state and local education officials, aimed at closing the achievement gap for English as a Second Language learners, according to a release by the organization. more
A record number of Rhode Island students took College Board tests last year, but Scholastic Aptitude Test scores fell compared with the prior year, according to a report released by the College Board on Tuesday. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced today her goal of having 70 percent of working-age Rhode Islanders hold a college degree by 2025. more
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