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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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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Raimondo discusses free tuition expansion with students at CCRI’s Knight Campus, Warwick

On Tuesday morning the Governor Raimondo listen to a group of students who have taken advantage of the Promise Program. The Governor would like to expand it to also include the last two years at Rhode Island College, as well as adult learners at CCRI for an additional $5 million. “This initial promise program is five or six million dollars, a drop in the bucket in the context of our budget. In addition, it is taking in millions in federal money,” Raimondo said on Tuesday. “The result is a 40 percent increase in enrollment, a tripling in our graduation rate…
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$2 million in scholarships are available

At the time of year when colleges are sending out financial aid packages, the Rhode Island Foundation is offering students and their families more than $2 million in scholarships. Dozens of individual, family, corporate and organizational donors have established scholarship funds at the Foundation to help students defray educational expenses such as tuition, fees and books. “This support can turn dreams into reality for our donors and the recipients,” said Neil D. Steinberg, the Foundation’s president and CEO. “The impact of their generosity will ripple through our state for decades as these students make their marks in their fields and…
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RWU’s University College to Recognize Saint Raphael Academy as a STEAM Academy

Catholic school in Pawtucket becomes first high school in to complete training through RWU’s Center for Workforce & Professional Development PROVIDENCE, , April 3, 2019 ­– After studying Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet,” Saint Raphael Academy students recreated the masquerade ball, listening to Elizabethan music and learning Elizabethan dance. After researching Mexican culture, they used 3D printers to create fantastical creatures, called alebrijes, seen in the movie “Coco.” And after reading Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” they delved into moral and ethical questions raised by scientific advancements, creating political cartoons and mixed-media collages to explore those ideas. For those reasons and others, University College at Roger…
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UMass Dartmouth professor receives federal grant to continue veteran education program

A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities allows Professor Mark Santow to offer opportunities for veteran educational attainment The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced that the Clemente Course in the Humanities is among its 2019 grant recipients, awarding two grants totaling $198,930 to expand its work in the NEH Dialogues on the Experience of War initiative. One grant, for approximately $99,000, will establish a two-year Clemente Veterans’ Initiative (CVI) program in Providence run by UMass Dartmouth Professor Mark Santow (History), in partnership with Trinity Reparatory Company, University of Rhode Island’s College of Arts and Science,…
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New England Institute of Technology and the Rhode Island Department of Health to Collaborate on Public Health Issues

East Greenwich, RI – Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the university and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) will collaborate in the training of undergraduate, graduate and professional degree students in a wide range of disciplines to help improve public health for all Rhode Island residents. The goal of NEIT and RIDOH is to ensure the next generation of professionals will improve public health for a positive impact on society. This affiliation between NEIT and RIDOH will help advance health-related activities such as: Outreach collaborations to…
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Ahead of National Service Recognition Day, Reed, Larson, Coons, Duckworth & Members of Congress Call for ACTION to Expand Opportunities for National Service

WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to tackle national priorities and help young Americans strengthen their communities and our nation while reducing the burden of student debt, Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and Representative John B. Larson (D-CT) are leading the charge to expand and promote national service opportunities and help make college more affordable. Reed and Larson, along with Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Congressmen Joe Kennedy III (D-MA), are teaming up to offer the America’s Call To Improve Opportunities Now (ACTION) for National Service ; This legislation would increase opportunities for service across the country and…
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