Education

UMass Dartmouth STEAM Your Way 2 College summer camp holds final presentations

After two weeks of educational programming, local elementary and middle school students will present their final projects UMass Dartmouth’s STEAM Your Way 2 College summer camp is holding its final presentations on Friday, July 19 from 12:30-1:30 in the Grand Reading Room in the Claire T. Carney Library. The event is the culmination of two weeks of collaboration between local elementary and middle school students who have been working with local high school interns, UMassD students and faculty members on projects and issues related to sustainability, energy, and food justice. Students, entering 6th and 7th grade, are from New Bedford and Fall River and…
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The Rhode Island State Victim Assistance Academy Will Hold the 11th Annual Academy at Roger Williams University July 9 to Aug. 6

BRISTOL, , July 9, 2019 – The 11th Annual Rhode Island State Victim Assistance Academy, conducted by Family Service of Rhode Island and hosted by the Roger Williams University’s Justice System Training & Research Institute, will be held at the Roger Williams University Baypoint Residence & Conference Center in Portsmouth, It will be held on Tuesdays, on July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, and August 6, 2019. The curriculum will include: Victim Sensitivity; LGBTQ* Cultural Competence; Ethics in Victim Services; Trauma Across the Lifespan; Navigating the Justice System (arrest through parole); Victims’ Rights; overview of state and federal…
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Education

Providence Public Schools Report done by Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy

In May 2019, the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy led a review of the Providence Public School District (PPSD). They did so at the invitation of Angelica Infante-Green, the Rhode Island Commissioner of Education, with the support of Governor Gina Raimondo and Mayor Jorge Elorza. The Partnership for Rhode Island funded the review
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LA COMISIONADA ANGÉLICA INFANTE-GREEN TE INVITA A:: UNA CONVERSACIÓN CON TODOS LOS RESIDENTES DE PROVIDENCE

El objetivo de estos foros comunitarios es para tener una conversación abierta con educadores, estudiantes y familias de Providence para hablar sobre los hallazgos del Informe de Johns Hopkins y para darles la oportunidad de ofrecer comentarios sobre los próximos pasos a seguir para mejorar las escuelas de Providence. Transmisión en vivo por ;/  ¡Esperamos verte ahí!Por favor confirme su asistencia a través de esta encuesta, ;o llamándonosal 311 o 401-421-2489. WI L L I A M D ' A B A T E E L E M E N T A R Y , 6 0 K O SS U…
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Pulitzer Board Honors Parkland Journalists

This image taken from video shows singer Jennifer Hudson posing with student journalists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., who were recognized at the 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners awards luncheon at Columbia University in New York, May 28, 2019. VOA NEWS Student journalists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were honored by the Pulitzer Prize Board for their work memorializing 17 classmates and coaches killed in a shooting last year in Parkland, Florida. Eight students and the faculty adviser of The Eagle Eye newspaper traveled to New York for the honorary luncheon. Former member of the Eagle Eye…
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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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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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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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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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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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