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Governor, First Gentleman Celebrate College Signing Day

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit, joined by Education Commissioner Ken Wagner, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Senator Harold M. Metts and Representative Anastasia P. Williams celebrated the postsecondary plans of Rhode Island's high school seniors today by hosting a College Signing Day celebration at Central High School in Providence. "We need to support every student who chooses to continue their education past high school," Raimondo said. "In today's economy, our kids need more than just a high school diploma. That's why we're doing everything we can to make it easier for them to attend college…
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Academy For Career Exploration celebra Noche Cultural Internacional

Con el objetivo de promover los valores culturales, Academy For Career Exploration, celebró un encuentro donde los estudiantes de todos los países expusieron su experiencia en el arte del baile de danzas, coreografías y el canto. El encuentro fue celebrado en el Saint Charles Hall con los padres de los estudiantes, quienes compartieron como una sola familia entre maestros y estudiantes y degustaron diferentes platos alimenticios de la cocina tradicional, preparados por ellos mismos. La directora de operaciones de la Academy for Career Exploration, Vanesa Toledo, sostuvo que la actividad fue celebrada con el objetivo de compartir con los familiares…
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Rhode Island obtiene un subsidio para desarrollar un plan audaz para mejorar los sistemas de preparación profesional para jóvenes

PROVIDENCE, - La gobernadora Gina Raimondo anunció que el Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE, Departamento de Educación de Rhode Island) obtuvo un subsidio de $100,000 para desarrollar un plan de acción detallado para la preparación profesional, un paso fundamental para aumentar las oportunidades económicas de los jóvenes en todo el estado. Según Raimondo, "para preparar a nuestros hijos para que tengan éxito en el mundo laboral del mañana, debemos hacer todo lo posible para asegurarnos de que los graduados de las escuelas secundarias de Rhode Island desarrollen las habilidades que importan para aquellos trabajos y carreras que generan ganancias".…
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Education

Multicultural Education Pioneer, Sonia Nieto, to Present Keynote at RIC’s

20th Anniversary Celebration of Dialogue on Diversity PROVIDENCE, –Twenty years after presenting the first keynote at the inauguration of the Dialogue on Diversity Lecture series at Rhode Island College, nationally acclaimed scholar, activist and author Sonia Nieto will return to campus to give the keynote at the series’ 20th anniversary celebration. Free and open to the public, this event will be held on Monday, April 4, from 4-5:30 in the Student Union Ballroom, 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence. Titled “Transforming the Teaching Profession: Learning from Teachers of Diverse Populations,” Nieto’s lecture will ask, “What have we learned in the past…
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Education

Amica, Understory team up to test cutting-edge weather platform to improve claims handling

LINCOLN, , March 16, 2016 – Amica Insurance is partnering with Understory, Inc., the developer of the next generation of weather sensor hardware and hyper-local data analysis networks, to test an innovative weather detection and analytics platform. In a recent independent study, hail was cited as causing more than $ billion in property damage and nearly $300 million in crop damage in the annually. The Understory platform is unique in its ability to detect hail with precision. This will allow Amica greater insight and accuracy in understanding how weather has impacted its customers. Advanced weather detection and analysis Traditional, radar-enabled…
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Los estudiantes latinos pueden solicitar becas estudiantiles de $1.500.000 en la fundación Rhode Island Foundation

PROVIDENCE, RI: Los estudiantes latinos pueden solicitar becas estudiantiles superiores a $ en la Rhode Island Foundation. Este dinero ayuda a los estudiantes a pagar sus gastos educativos, como matrícula, tasas y libros. "Cada una de estas becas estudiantiles hace realidad los sueños tanto de quienes donan el dinero como de quienes lo reciben," dijo Neil Steinberg, presidente y jefe ejecutivo de la Fundación. "El impacto de su generosidad se hará eco en Rhode Island durante generaciones". Además de la asistencia en becas estudiantiles generales, algunos fondos son destinados a residentes de Providence o brindan asistencia según el género, el…
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Education

Raimondo Promotes High-Tech Learning in School Classrooms

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by local education leaders, took a tour of the technology program at Edward R. Martin Middle School in East Providence. Raimondo visited the school's Google classroom and spoke with students about computer science and technology. "Computer science is the new basic skill," Raimondo said. "Programs like the one at Edward R. Martin Middle School are exactly what our students need to be competitive in the job market. Our Computer Science for RI (CS4RI) initiative will give kids an edge, so that they can get good jobs that pay, and Rhode Island becomes an…
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Community

Milestone Reached in Construction of New Community and Performance Center at Moses Brown School

*Construction on 36,000 square-foot center expected to be completed in the fall* *MosesBrownToppingOff_Crane: Ron Simoneau, *vice president of ShawmutDesign and Construction looks on as a final beam is lowered by crane to topthe roof of the new 36,000 square-foot Woodman Community and PerformanceCenter at the Moses Brown School located in Providence, RI. Providence, – March 7, 2016 – Members of the Moses Brown School community joined together with the Shawmut Design and Construction project team for a “topping off” ceremony held on March 2. The final beams were placed on the new 36,000 square-foot Woodman Family Community and Performance Center,…
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Community

Raimondo Kicks-off State’s First K-12 Computer Science Initiative

PODCAST PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo- joined by federal, state, and local officials, as well as representatives from business and education- today launched the state's first comprehensive computer science education initiative. The Computer Science for RI (CS4RI) effort, in partnership with Microsoft, , colleges and universities across Rhode Island, and others, seeks to help every public school in Rhode Island teach computer science classes by December 2017. "Our kids deserve the best opportunities in the 21st century tech-driven economy, so we need to do everything we can to help them get ahead by developing the skills that matter," Raimondo…
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Reed Strengthens Pre-School, Head Start, & Affordable Child Care Options for RI Families

Through his work on the Appropriations Committee, Senator Reed delivers additional funding to improve the quality of preschool and child care programs ???????????????????????????????????? WOONSOCKET, RI - In an effort to strengthen child care for working families with young children, Senator Jack Reed increased federal funding for Rhode Island preschool and early childhood learning programs. Today, Reed joined with Rhode Island KIDS COUNT and early childhood educators from across the state for a tour of the Karen G. Bouchard Children's Center in Park Square and a discussion on the need to invest in early childhood programs. Reed helped successfully provide $250…
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