The city of Pawtucket will receive more than $1 million in funding for 64 AmeriCorps members for the next two years to help improve graduation rates, according to the federal agency that made the award.
Serve Rhode Island and the Pawtucket School District have won a $219,680 federal grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for service and volunteering that administers AmeriCorps, to boost graduation rates and help Pawtucket students connect with opportunities after graduation.
The Herbert Pell and Claiborne Pell Medal for U.S. History will be awarded to one student at each high school and college in the state who has excelled in the study of U.S. history, according to a news release from the Pell Center at Salve Regina University.
The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council has released a preliminary analysis of the state’s career and technical education system, identifying three areas for the state’s new Career and Technical Board of Trustees to discuss – funding, alignment and employer involvement.
A multi-year program that will allow high school students to take a specialized curriculum and graduate with a community college degree will expand affordable access to higher education, according to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo.
Rhode Island ranked 39th in terms of financial literacy, the lowest among the New England states, according to the latest survey by WalletHub, which rated the states and the District of Columbia on financial-education programs and consumer habits.