As I sat in the chamber of the House of Representatives listening to Gov. Gina Raimondo deliver her State of the State address, I was particularly pleased to hear her proposal for the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship initiative.
In the first such partnership in Rhode Island, Roger Williams University has paired with the Gateway to College Nation Network, which offers a graduation track to high school dropouts while also laying out steps to attain an associates degree, according to a Tuesday release by the university.
Ten years after its creation, the Rhode Island corporate scholarship tax credit program continues to attract more interest from would-be donors than it can match in state contributions.
The program, which provides tax credits to companies …
During its December meeting the R.I. State Council on the Arts awarded 68 grants totaling $164,890 to local schools, organizations, community centers and artists, according to a Thursday statement by the group.