PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University says hip-hop singer Wyclef Jean has accepted an appointment as a visiting fellow in its Department of Africana Studies for the 2010-11 academic year.
he Ivy League school says in a statement released late Monday that the 37-year-old Grammy Award winner will engage in activities related to its Haiti Initiative, including lectures, faculty conversations, classes and other offerings.
Brown says Jean made his first visit to campus Monday and attended two inaugural lecturers.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Wednesday night, WRNI along with the Rhode Island Foundation and Knight Foundation host a community forum that will try to answer the question: what makes a great teacher? Education Reporter Elisabeth Harrison put that same question to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in this interview. -What makes a great teacher? Weigh in at our new website
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Ben Mondor, the longtime owner of the Pawtucket Red Sox, has died. Mondor's death on Sunday night was announced by the PawSox, the top minor league franchise of the Boston Red Sox.
The PawSox trail only the Red Sox as the top drawing sports team in New England. Former Providence Journal political columnist M. Charles Bakst says that's a tribute to Mondor, who bought the financially struggling PawSox in the late 1970s.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Same sex marriage is a contentious issue both in Rhode Island and across the nation. But there is a byproduct of this debate that has nothing to do with gay marriage that should alarm advocates on both sides.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island is about to put millions of federal Race to the Top dollars into new teacher evaluations, more testing for students and more interventions in low-performing schools. The programs reflect a growing consensus that better teachers are the key to boosting test scores. WRNI Education Reporter Elisabeth Harrison found disagreement about whether this is the right prescription for improving schools.