Education

New England Institute of Technology, EDP Renewables Announce Plan to Train New Wind Farm Workers

East Greenwich, RI – Steven H. Kitchin, Vice President of Corporate Education and Training at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the University will collaborate with EDP Renewables North America (EDPR) and its planned Number Nine Wind Farm to develop and train workers with the knowledge and technical skills required for employment in the wind farm industry. EDPR is a global leader in the renewable energy industry that develops, constructs, owns, and operates wind farms and solar parks. Number Nine Wind Farm would be located in Aroostook County, Maine, and will provide clean, zero-emissions electricity to Rhode Island customers at…
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Education

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce supports ballot question #2

On November 6, we have an opportunity to make a strategic investment in higher education in our state and in our local economy by voting to approve ballot Question 2. Approval of ballot Question 2 would authorize $70 million to build new facilities and renovate existing facilities at the University of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay Campus, home to URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) and at Rhode Island College’s Feinstein School of Education and Human Development. The Newport County Chamber of Commerce sees these investments as an incremental step toward continuing the progress our economy has made, and important for…
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Education

School Zone Traffic Improvements in Effect District-Wide

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket School Department (PSD) and the Department of Public Works have completed major school zone traffic safety upgrades district-wide. The improvements, which were made based on the findings of a district wide study of traffic patterns, are aimed at improving both the safety of the students and relieving congestion around school zones. The project has included improvements to the traffic patterns of 14 of Pawtucket’s schools. The most recent improvements, made over the last year, have been at Potter Burns, Nathaniel Greene, Cunningham, Baldwin, Fallon, and Winters. Improvements include safer traffic patterns, safe drop-off zones, one way…
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Community

Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall at Ponaganset High School.

Visit the Vietnam Moving Wall - Thursday, 11/01/18 (starting at 9:00AM)- Monday, 11/05/18 (ending at 6:00PM) 24 hours/day at no cost Ponaganset High School in partnership with the Rhode Island Foundation, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD, Navigant Credit Union, Dr. Day Care, Friendship Lodge 37 Chepachet and other leading Rhode Island Business and community organizations are honored to sponsor of the Moving Wall and Vietnam Veteran’s Oral History Project. The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, , has been traveling the country for over…
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Education

RWU Professor Helps Scholars at Risk Network Establish U.S. Section

Professor Adam Braver, chair of SAR-United States Steering Committee, says higher education has responsibility to advocate when its values under threat BRISTOL, , Oct. 10, 2018 ­­– The Scholars at Risk Network on Wednesday announced the establishment of a SAR-United States section to unite professionals and more than 150 higher education institutions around the nation. The chair of the SAR-United States Steering Committee is Roger Williams University Professor Adam Braver, who has been at the center of the group’s amplified efforts. “Higher education has a responsibility to advocate when its values are under threat or being challenged,” Braver said. “When one…
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Education

AmeriCorps Rhode Island Celebrates Opening Day 2018

AmeriCorps Members Kick Off Year of Service PROVIDENCE, – Tomorrow morning, Serve Rhode Island (ServeRI) at the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) will host AmeriCorps Rhode Island Opening Day in the Rhode Island State House Rotunda. AmeriCorps members support Rhode Island communities by being placed at an array of local non-profits and schools. Tomorrow, they are gathering to celebrate the official kick-off of their service year ahead. During this event, AmeriCorps members will briefly introduce their programs and share their perspectives on why they serve, before taking the AmeriCorps Service Pledge. The event will take place at Rhode Island State House…
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Education

CCRI trains pharmacy technicians for CVS Health

Warwick, – Oct. 11, 2018:The Community College of Rhode Island is partnering with CVS Health, the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training and Skills for Rhode Island’s Future to train students hoping to enter the pharmacy field as technicians. The Pharmacy Technician II training program introduces students to various pharmacy settings and covers drug classes, basic physiology, drug interactions and daily pharmacy operations. Studentsin the program learn to effectively assist in pharmaceutical preparations, complete daily required tasks in any pharmacy environment, and gain on-the-job instruction through an externship. This class also prepares students to take the national Pharmacy Technician…
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Joint Statement from Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Providence City Council President David Salvatore, Providence School Board President Nicholas Hemond and Providence Public Schools Superintendent Christopher N. Maher

As community leaders, we believe it is in the best interest of the Providence school community to seek alternative transportation arrangements so that our families will not have their lives and education disrupted by the labor disputes of third parties. In an effort to expand the pool of eligible bidders, the Providence Public School District is considering the release of three Requests for Proposals related to school bus transportation. The first RFP would mirror the busing arrangements currently in place for the school district, with vehicles, personnel and operations managed by one entity. The second RFP would seek to lease…
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Education

RWU Partners with Google and Labster to Launch Virtual Reality Science Labs

Hands-on simulated labs offer students practical training and access to sophisticated technology found in million-dollar labs BRISTOL, , Oct. 10, 2018 ­­– This fall, Roger Williams University is becoming the first university in New England to partner with Google and Labster to launch virtual reality technology into the classroom. Part of the university’s Affordable Excellence initiative – delivering innovative education while holding the line on costs – the collaboration opens up a whole new world of sophisticated laboratory instruments, enabling students to gain practical training and access to technology found in million-dollar labs, without using any actual lab resources. “Virtual reality has…
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Education

UMass Dartmouth first-year student enrollment grows 7.7 percent

New first-year, transfer, online, graduate, and law student enrollment all rise   Reversing a four-year decline, UMass Dartmouth’s overall enrollment grew this year, driven by increases in new undergraduate students. “High school students, parents, and guidance counselors are recognizing that UMass Dartmouth is providing a private college educational experience and a public university value in a 710-acre park-like setting just 15 minutes from the ocean,” said Chancellor Robert E. Johnson, who just began his second academic year leading the Tier 1 National Research University. According to preliminary data, a total of 8,518 students enrolled at UMass Dartmouth this fall compared…
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