Education

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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CVS Health and RWU Partner on Professional Development Program to Support Diverse Suppliers

PROVIDENCE, , April 1, 2019 ­­– As part of its commitment to support the development of diverse business leaders, CVS Health is partnering with University College at Roger Williams University on a customized professional development program – CVS Health: Executive Learning Series for Diverse Suppliers. The training program, now in its fifth year, will help diverse vendors gain critical management skills that allow them to expand their partnerships with CVS Health and drive their companies’ success in areas such as marketing, finance and human resources. Supplier diversity is critical to CVS Health’s purpose of helping people on their path to better health. The company…
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The New England LatinX Student Leadership Conference at RIC, April 5 & 6

PROVIDENCE, – Rhode Island College will host the 2019 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ (NASPA’s) New England Latinx Student Leadership Conference on Friday, April 5, from 4-8  and on Saturday, April 6, from 8​  to 3:30 The purpose of the conference is to foster connections among Latinx college students within the region and to examine issues pertinent to Latinx students, communities and ;The conference is $45 for the general public and free for RIC faculty, staff and students. All are asked to register at  “We are proud to host this national conference on our campus and to welcome students and community members…
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Angélica Infante-Green Confirmed as Commissioner of Education

PROVIDENCE, – The Council on Elementary and Secondary Education voted unanimously this evening, with the support of the full Rhode Island Board of Education, to appoint Angélica Infante-Green as the next Commissioner of Education. Infante-Green is the first Latina and the first woman of color to lead the Rhode Island Department of Education. Currently a Deputy Commissioner in New York, Infante-Green is a national leader on educational ;In recommending Infante-Green last week, Governor Gina M. Raimondo praised her leadership in supporting multilingual learners, closing achievement gaps, and engaging students and families in improving schools. “Angélica's confirmation is a victory for Rhode…
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