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New England Institute of Technology Interior Design Student Places First at International Interior Design Association Competition

East Greenwich, RI – Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT),  announced that Mya Mosher, a recent Bachelor of Science degree graduate of the university’s Interior Design program, won first place at the virtual ceremony of the 13th Annual International Interior Design Association (IIDA) New England Chapter.  IIDA is the commercial interior design association that supports educators, students, design professionals, industry affiliates, firms, and their clients through its 15,000+ members across 58 countries. The association promotes interior design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being…
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Building a Recovery Friendly Workplace

Laura Thomas, managing director of compensation, benefits & HRIS, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Every September, National Recovery Month highlights ongoing efforts to connect people struggling with substance use disorders with treatment and behavioral health services. This year the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated substance misuse and has magnified the importance of Recovery Month and the awareness it brings. A recent government analysis found that in the first four months of 2020 the United States experienced an 11 percent year-over-year increase in overdose deaths. In Rhode Island, there have been more than 100 fatal drug overdoses in the…
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New England Institute of Technology Teams Up with Hasbro Children’s Hospital

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month East Greenwich, RI – Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), is pleased to announce that students in the university’s Video Game Design and Development degree program have collaborated with patients at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and the Izzy Foundation to produce original video games while developing new friendships. Coordinated through Erin Scott, Executive Director of the Izzy Foundation, which provides services and support to children with cancer and their families, NEIT gaming faculty sought an innovative way to engage students in game making while giving back to…
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Education

RIDE Extends Summer Meals Program

Grab-and-Go Sites Remain Available Across the State PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) is extending the Summer Food Service Program through December 31, 2020, enabling many schools and other sites to provide meals – both breakfast and lunch – free to all children and youth, 18 years old and younger. "We owe it to our young people to do all we can to support their physical and academic well-being, especially as we deal with this unprecedented public health challenge," said Angélica Infante-Green, Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education. "Extending the Summer Food Service Program will ensure that students…
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Providence Schools Plan Partial Reopening

Governor Gina Raimondo The Director of the Department of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH. Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green Based on the latest COVID-19 data for the City of Providence, Providence Public Schools will start the school year with a partial reopening that offers in-person learning for all elementary grades and a combination of in-person and distance learning for other grades. “We are excited to welcome our students back to school, and we are dedicated to getting off to a great start,” said Superintendent Harrison Peters. “We appreciate that Governor Raimondo and Commissioner Infante-Green relied on science and the latest data to…
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Education

New Jersey Series para el educador

Presented by Susana Cruylles Susana Cruylles is an International Trainer Susana is originally from Spain. She is a Clinical Psychologist, Family Therapist and International Partnership Professor at Stanford University, Susana holds a Masters in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (King´s College, London) and is a Mindful Educator. She has been working in both the Spanish and British public and private mental health systems and is the former coordinator of the Parenting and Child Trauma Programs in public hospitals in Madrid, Spain. Susana is an active collaborator in Spanish national newspapers, as well as in the International NGO’s mental health teams.
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Pure Edge INC te invita a Participar del Seminario Auto Cuidados y Aprendizaje Socioemocional

Pure Edge is a dedicated team from diverse backgrounds supporting one mission. Pure Edge, Inc. endeavors to provide strategies to help educators and learners achieve success through focus against environmental influences of social media, peer pressure, and personal and community stressors.
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Statement from Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa and Interim Commissioner Shannon Tahoe on Decision to Reopen Schools

“The COVID-19 pandemic created an unprecedented crisis, impacting New York’s students physically, emotionally and psychologically. Indeed, this has been one of, if not the most, challenging periods for education in our history. New York’s educators have heroically risen to the occasion, dedicating themselves to ensuring that students continued to learn as they also provided the level of care and compassion that our students need on a social-emotional level. “Districts and schools are now putting their reopening procedures into action, planning for teaching and learning whether that will be in-person, remote or a combination of both. The health crisis of COVID-19…
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Providence Schools Releases “Reopening Strong”

On Friday, July 31, the Providence Public School District published “Reopening Strong,” a 75-page reopening plan for the 2020-21 school year. The draft plan, which will continue to be refined as the district approaches the first day of school on August 31, includes details on learning scenarios, health and safety protocols, social-emotional supports and key logistics for families and staff. “Our plan prioritizes in-person learning and is designed to be flexible, so that we may move between scenarios according to the latest science and data,” said PPSD Superintendent Harrison Peters. “Above all else, we put the safety and wellness of…
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