Governor Lincoln Chafee is slated to declare Wednesday "CCRI Day" in Rhode Island. The declaration comes on the occasion of the community college system's 50th Birthday, which is being celebrated this year.
CCRI President Ray DiPasquale is expected speak during the announcement at the Statehouse. Rhode Island Higher Education Commissioner Jim Purcell and State Education Board Chair Eva-Marie Manuso will also be in attendance.
DiPasquale recently announced he would stay at CCRI, but he was a finalist in the search for a new state education commissioner in Louisiana.
The Providence Children’s Museum has opened its newly revamped water exhibit. "Water Ways" entertained more than two million visitors prior to the overhaul, according to Museum Director Janice O'Donnell.
“Our water environment is such an enduring favorite – so important for kids’ discovery, and so successful at meeting our play and learning goals – that we knew it could only be replaced with an even better Water Ways,” O'Donnell said, in an official announcement about the re-opening.
Providence CityArts is one of just 12 organizations around the country to win the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. The group has been invited to the White House to receive the award from First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday.
City Arts provides afterschool art classes for students between the ages of 8 and 14. Some examples of their recent course offerings include pottery studios, dance classes, drumming workshops and street art classes involving the use of computer graphics.
Rhode Island is home to one of the nation’s largest Liberian populations, and many Liberian immigrants are students in the state's public schools and universities.
As the Ebola epidemic rages on in her home country, Rhode Island Public Radio education reporter Elisabeth Harrison sat down with Rhode Island College student Charline Early to find out how it has changed life for her and her family.
A parent in Cumberland filed has filed a lawsuit against the Cumberland School District and the State Board of Education, challenging the practice of charging tuition for summer school.
In a complaint filed last week, parent Susan Giannini alleges the fees are unfair to students with learning disabilities and low income families. Her attorneys argue they fly in the face of longstanding state policy that prohibits public schools from charging fees for other programs, like afterschool sports and AP classes.
Brown University has sent out a notice to students about another alleged sexual assault on campus. Brown's student newspaper, the Brown Daily Herald reported an email went out to students last week describing an alleged sexual assault involving a fraternity.
Independent mayoral candidate Buddy Cianci released his plan for Providence Public Schools this week.
Noting that Providence students score well below average on standardized state tests, the former mayor, and twice convicted felon, focused on the need to provide quality education to all of the city’s children.
If voters re-elect him, Cianci said he would give principals more autonomy, echoing a move already afoot in the district towards a policy known as “site-based management.” He proposed giving each school a
Citing safety concerns, Brown University has restricted university-sponsored travel to countries in the grips of the Ebola outbreak. The university strongly urged professors and students to avoid personal travel as well, to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.