By Kinverly Dicupe and Rekha Rosha on June 27, 2017
For students like me, who are eligible for the full Pell Grant (federal funding for college students), community college is already free. That means the RI Promise Scholarship does not change anything for folks like me. But in its original form, it would have covered the gap between federal funding and the tuition at RIC or URI.
By Capri Catanzaro on June 17, 2017
All said, it is a great budget for the wealthy and the politically connected corporate interests. It is a bad budget for the middle class, the poor, and supporters of economic growth.
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By Bob Plain on March 16, 2017
Governor Gina Raimondo told the House Finance Committee that her proposal to make two years of public college free to local high school students “could be a game changer for Rhode Island.” The Rhode Island Promise proposal, she explained, “is all about making sure Rhode Islanders are getting all the good jobs that businesses are […]
By Bob Plain on February 22, 2017
Michelle Terminesi, of Wakefield, has a son in college and a daughter on the way. She and her husband don’t really know how they are going to pay for it. “We have two people in our family who are trying to make a better life for themselves through college,” she said yesterday, while speaking at […]
By Bob Plain on January 16, 2017
Taking a page out of Bernie Sanders’ playbook, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced today a plan to offer free tuition to Rhode Islanders at the the three public colleges in the state. “We are going to stand up and make the college dream a reality for every Rhode Islander who wants it,” Raimondo is […]
By Steve Ahlquist on November 28, 2016
Raimondo’s “Reinventing Medicaid” paid off today with the announcement of nearly $130 million in federal funds that will help facilitate health care professional training and alternative payment models. But questions remain: Are we training students for good paying jobs or poverty? Will Medicaid survive Trump?
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By Bob Plain on May 12, 2016
The “great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity” is ensconced at the Community College of Rhode Island. Goldman Sachs, the too-big-too-fail Wall Street bank that crashed the American economy in 2008, has funded two state employees through its partnership with Governor Gina Raimondo on its 10,000 Small Businesses RI program. They share an […]
By Andrew Stewart on December 3, 2015
Rhode Island College professors attended an Open Forum at the Council on Postsecondary Education at the Community College of Rhode Island Warwick campus to express their support for Rhode Island College President Nancy Carriuolo and repudiate the charges made by several RIC employees several weeks ago in a letter that was shared with the Providence Journal […]
By Bob Plain on June 6, 2013
More than 100 teachers showed up at CCRI tonight to make sure the Board of Education knows how they feel about extending Deborah Gist’s contract. You can watch the video to see for yourself in this quick video: