What They’re Saying: Raimondo Announces Angélica Infante-Green as Recommendation for New Education Commissioner

Following the announcement that Governor Raimondo is recommending Angélica Infante-Green for Rhode Island's next Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, education leaders across the country are voicing support for Angélica. National advocates, state officials in Rhode Island and New York, and former colleagues agree: Angélica is a passionate, dedicated leader who will serve Rhode Island students well. Read what they're saying below. _________________________________________________________________ "Angelica Infante-Green is a lifelong advocate for students and families in our public schools, particularly those who have been underserved. She's always been deeply connected to communities, and she'll work hard to support effective partnerships between schools…
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Jordan Axt of Project Implicit Lectures on Intergroup Biases at Rhode Island College, March 20

PROVIDENCE, – Jordan Axt of Project Implicit will speak on “Mind Bugs: The Ordinary Origins of Bias” at Rhode Island College on Wednesday, March 20, from 12:30-2 in Gaige Hall Auditorium. This event is sponsored by Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusion and is free and open to the public. Axt’s research explores how people form and express intergroup bias and seeks to discover how intergroup biases are best conceptualized, measured and reduced. He is a post-doctoral researcher at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Center for Advanced Hindsight. Axt is also director of data and methodology for Project Implicit, a nonprofit organization and international collaboration between…
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UMass Law announces line-up for 2019 Law Review Symposium

The UMass Law Review presents panels by local and national experts on the intersection of media and law On Thursday, March 28, UMass Law will host Navigating a New Reality: A multi-platform look at media and the law at the Law campus. The symposium will cover current issues facing the legal community including media engagement in government, cyber law concerns, and creativity in a regulatory environment. The first panel, Communication Platforms: Media Engagement in Politics & Government, begins at 9:30 The panel features Representative Christopher M. Markey, Jillian E. Fennimore, Director of Communications, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Peter N. Ubertaccio, Dean of the…
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Students from Brown University Awarded $15,000 EPA Grant for Innovative Technology Project

BOSTON – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $15,000 in funding for a team of Brown University students through its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grants program. The team is receiving funding to develop a sustainable technology to help address problems related to basic sanitation and drinking water for homes in tribal and disadvantaged communities. “EPA’s P3 grants program supports the next generation of scientists and engineers,” said EPA Administrator Andrew ;“These students are able to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to real-world environmental problems that require innovative solutions.” “This grant will enable Brown University…
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2 Parkland Students & Teacher to Join Panel on Gen Z Activism at Rhode Island College, March 25

PROVIDENCE, – The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was the deadliest school shooting in American history and prompted a student-led march on Washington for stricter gun laws. Titled March for Our Lives, the demonstration became one of the biggest youth-led protests since the Vietnam War. On Monday, March 25, at Rhode Island College, two Stoneman Douglas High School students – Alex Wind, co-founder of March for Our Lives, and Tyah-Amoy Roberts, co-founder of STORM; and their AP government teacher Jeff Foster, credited with preparing his students to become activists, will join a forum titled “Make Way for Gen…
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Raimondo Announces Angélica Infante-Green as Recommendation for New Education Commissioner

New York Deputy Commissioner Infante-Green Brings Proven Record of Instructional Leadership, and Support for English Learners and Students with Disabilities to the State; She Would be the First Latina and First Person of Color Named to the Role  PROVIDENCE, ;- Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced that she will recommend leading educator, policymaker, and advocate Angélica Infante-Green as Rhode Island's next Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education. A first-generation American, Infante-Green has dedicated her career to expanding educational opportunity for children -- from her work with English learners and students with disabilities in the classroom, to her proven record engaging the…
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Commissioner Wagner Announces Departure from RIDE

Commissioner Will Join Annenberg Institute as Senior Fellow for Education Policy and Practice PROVIDENCE, - Ken Wagner, the state’s Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, today announced his transition from the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE). Wagner will be joining the Annenberg Institute at Brown University as a Senior Fellow for Education Policy and Practice. His last day leading RIDE is anticipated to be April 26, and an announcement on a recommendation for his successor will be made by the Governor’s office later this morning. Wagner will be available throughout the transition process to help onboard and support the…
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Pharmacies trial new role providing medication, care for opioid use disorder in Rhode Island Hospital study

Lifespan affiliate awarded $ to help curb national opioid epidemic; will partner with pharmacy chain Genoa, treatment provider CODAC, URI, state health agencies PROVIDENCE, – Rhode Island Hospital has been awarded $ million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the effectiveness of providing medication and care at pharmacies to people with opioid use disorder, compared to usual care pathways at specialty clinics and doctors’ offices. The unusual approach could mean a major expansion of treatment at a time when the crisis is claiming the lives of 120 Americans every day and six Rhode Islanders every week, according…
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American Federation of Teachers on Trump’s Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON—Statement of AFT President Randi Weingarten on the Trump administration’s budget proposal:  “This budget doesn’t fund the future; it does quite the opposite, forfeiting children by yet again cutting the education budget while safeguarding the tax cuts given to the wealthy last year. President Trump and Secretary DeVos have made a choice with this budget—enriching those who are rich and who don’t want for anything, on the backs of our children. Even their so-called priorities, career and technical education and child care, aren’t funded in a meaningful way. By eliminating the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, they are sending a message that public…
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UMass Dartmouth Police Department receive re-accreditation

A team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission certified the department On February 26, 2019, the UMass Dartmouth Police Department received their second state re-accreditation from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission. Accreditation is a self-initiated evaluation process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain standards that have been established for the profession, by the profession. These carefully selected standards reflect critical areas of police management, operations, and technical support activities. They cover areas such as policy development, emergency response planning, training, communications, property and evidence handling, use of force, vehicular pursuit, prisoner transportation, and holding facilities.…
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