Education

Students Win $12K in Scholarships at Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge Final Competition

Photo courtesy from LT. Governor's Office 1st place: $5,000 scholarship Providence Detailing by Alejandro Martinez (Providence resident) and Laila Martin (Woonsocket resident), The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center EAST GREENWICH,  – This weekend, nine local high school students won a total of $12,000 at the second annual Lt. Governor's Entrepreneurship Challenge Final Competition. The Challenge is a business pitch competition that allows Rhode Islanders in grades 9-12 to compete for thousands of dollars in post-secondary scholarships. Lt. Governor Dan McKee hosted the competition at the New England Institute of Technology where he was joined by Ron McLean, President/CEO of the…
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Education

UMass Dartmouth professor awarded Manning Prize for teaching excellence

Award recognizes extraordinary faculty on each UMass campus Five University of Massachusetts faculty — one from each UMass campus — have been awarded the 2019 Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching for their exemplary dedication to students and the ;The winner from UMass Dartmouth is Shannon Jenkins of the Department of Political Science. Since 2004, Jenkins has been a Professor of Political Science, served as chair of the political science department from 2012 to 2018, and currently serves as the Academic Director of Online Learning. UMass Lowell alumni Rob and Donna Manning established the Manning Prize in 2016 to honor UMass professors who excel…
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Education

RWU Commencement set for Saturday, May 18, with U.S. Senator Jack Reed to deliver Commencement Address and Civil Rights leader Clifford Montiero to receive an Honorary Degree

In two ceremonies on Friday, May 17 RWU Law Commencement address will be delivered by groundbreaking judicial scholar and RWU Graduate Commencement address will be delivered by alumna who served as victim advocate in USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar’s trial RWU COMMENCEMENT WHAT:  Senator Jack Reed will deliver the commencement address to more than 1,200 graduates during the Roger Williams University undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18. During the ceremony, RWU will present honorary degrees to Civil Rights leader Clifford R. Montiero, who marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and served as president of the NAACP Providence branch…
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Education

Governor Raimondo will visit a Pre-K classroom to Promote Universal Pre-K

“Kids flourish because of access to quality pre-K,” Raimondo said. “If you don’t start early, these kids are behind by first, second grade.”   Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Department of Human Services Director Courtney E. Hawkins, and United Way CEO and President Cortney Nicolato will visit the Tri-County Action Agency’s pre-kindergarten classroom to plant lima beans with the students and read to them before briefly speaking about the importance of universal pre-kindergarten and high quality learning sites like Tri-County. Governor Raimondo last month announced that Rhode Island has once again been recognized as a national leader in early childhood education as one of only…
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Education

RWU Business Students Develop 10-Year R.I. Business and Economic Report for State Government Officials

Analyzing key business and economic factors from 2008-2017, findings from the report have been released on the Secretary of State website PROVIDENCE, – If you’re thinking about opening a business in Rhode Island and want to know how much competition is out there, or you’re simply interested in reading about trends in the state’s economic climate, Roger Williams University students have helped to bring that information to the public. Through a collaboration between the Rhode Island Department of State and RWU Mario J. Gabelli School of Business, students have created one of the first data-driven reports on this scale providing a picture of the…
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Education

Nearly 126,000 Rhode Islanders Participate in 2019 SurveyWorks

Educators, Students, and Families Give Feedbackon School Experiences PROVIDENCE, - The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) today released the 2019 results of SurveyWorks, a statewide school culture and climate survey that solicits feedback from educators, students, and families about strengths and challenges in their school communities. Results are available at the state, district, and school levels, allowing communities to see how stakeholders feel about everything from family engagement and school safety, to academic expectations for students and professional learning opportunities for educators. Over the past three years, RIDE has engaged in extensive outreach efforts to increase awareness of and participation in…
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Community

McKee to Host 2019 Lt. Governor’s Leadership Awards

File: Photo courtesy from Lt. Governor's Office File: Photo courtesy from Lt. Governor's Office PROVIDENCE,  – This evening, Lt. Governor Dan McKee will recognize over 50 Rhode Island high school seniors for their commitment to leading positive change in their schools and communities as part of the annual Lt. Governor's Leadership Awards. The award ceremony will take place at Rhode Island State House, 82 Smith Street, Providence, RI Event will take place in the House Chambers, 2nd floor School NameStudent Name360 High SchoolIsabel Holguin Barrington High SchoolAlexy CarolanBeacon Charter High Schools for the ArtsMichaelRannacherBishop Hendricken High SchoolPatrick FahertyBlackstone AcademyJanesa Avila-CrespoBurrillville…
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Education

Meet Rhode Island’s 2019 Governor for a Day, Cadence Solon!

Cadence Solon is a 10-year-old student from Cumberland who has been selected as this year’s Governor for a Day. She’s a fifth grader at Ashton Elementary who dreams of being a math or special education teacher. Her essay focuses on equal pay for women, the need for ESL and special education teachers in Rhode Island, and school construction. First, I would like to say that Rhode Island has been my home for 10 years and I’ve loved every year I’ve lived here. There are many things I would change in Rhode Island even though all the governors have done so…
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Community

Education Commissioner’s First Day: Family Service of RI Walking School Bus

Angélica Infante-Green starts new job Monday walking with kids at Kizirian Elementary PROVIDENCE, RI -- The kids participating in Family Service of Rhode Island’s Walking School Bus at Providence’s Kizirian Elementary will have the ear of the new leader of the state’s schools as she walks them to class on Monday (April 29). “Magic in the classroom starts with students who are in school each day, ready and eager to learn. When I learned about the Walking School Bus and the work they’re doing to improve attendance and increase engagement in school communities, I was excited to see it firsthand,” said…
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Education

RWU Community Engagement Celebration Set for Wednesday at Tourister Mill Building in Warren

BRISTOL, ,  ­­– Nearly 500 people are expected to attend the Roger Williams University Community Engagement Celebration at the Tourister Mill building, in Warren, , on Wednesday, April 24. Students, faculty and community groups will display 80 projects illustrating the wide range of ways in which RWU and the RWU School of Law are transforming education and changing local communities. “This Community Engagement Celebration shows the impact that Roger Williams University is having in our backyard and around the world,” RWU Interim President Andy Workman said. “Working through the Campaign for Civic Scholars and the Community Partnerships Center, RWU is…
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