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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Education

Infosys Inaugurates Providence Digital Innovation and Design Center

Partners with Community College of Rhode Island to Increase Access to Information Technology Education and Careers Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, today joined Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo to inaugurate its Digital Innovation and Design Center in Providence and announced a partnership with the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) to build and launch the Digital Economy Aspirations Lab (DEAL) to enable and develop students for the digital jobs of the future. Infosys also announced that it has already hired over 100 employees in Rhode Island toward its goal of creating 500 jobs in…
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Education

DC Nonprofit Helps Disadvantaged Children Learn Tennis, Life Skills

VOA NEWS-Faiza Elmasry WASHINGTON — After a long day at school, 10-year-old Andrea Nichelson likes to play tennis. She’s been doing this for five years now, and she loves it. “What I like most about tennis is the game. It really gets my attention than anything I do. It brings up the fire in me,” she said. She’s one of about 900 kids in the nation’s capital who benefit from the free services offered by the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation (WTEF). The foundation started in 1955 to give children ages 8 to 18 an opportunity to play tennis and gain a variety…
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Education

Junior Achievement and Teach For America Rhode Island Host Seventh Annual Education Awareness Week

PROVIDENCE, ,— Junior Achievement (JA) in partnership with Teach For America Rhode Island (TFARI) will host the seventh annual Education Awareness Week from April 8 -12. Education Awareness Week highlights the incredible work of educators who lead Rhode Island’s classrooms and schools; the potential that every student possesses for success in school and career; and the opportunity that all children deserve to realize their potential through a strong academic foundation. The week brings elected officials and business leaders from across the state to serve as guest teachers who will develop and lead special lessons based on their areas of expertise offering students…
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