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See more on en.wikipedia.org · Text under CC-BY-SA licenseIn 2004, 81.1% of Rhode Islanders age 25 and older were high school graduates. Approximately 27.2% had obtained a bachelor's degree or higher.The total enrollment for fall 2002 in Rhode Island's public schools stood at 159,000. Of these, 113,000 attended schools from kindergarten through grade eight, and 47,000 attended high school. Approximately 71.2% of the students we…See more on encyclopedia.comFor generations, Jewish children flourished in Rhode Island's public schools. In recent decades, however, large numbers have enrolled in Jewish day schools and private academies. The number of Jewish public school teachers, administrators, and union officials has declined significantly.Since its establishment in 1764 under Baptist auspices, Brown University, in Provid…See more on jewishvirtuallibrary.orgColonial era: 1636–1770In 1636, Roger Williams was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for his religious views, and he settled at the top of Narragansett Bay on land sold or given to him by Narragansett sachem Canonicus. He named the site Providence Plantations, "having a sense of God's mercif…Revolutionary to Civil War period: 1770–1860Rhode Island's tradition of independence and dissent gave it a prominent role in the American Revolution. At approximately 2 a.m. on June 10, 1772, a band of Providence residents attacked the grounded revenue schooner Gaspee, burning it to the waterline for enforcing unpopular trSee more on en.wikipedia.org · Text under CC-BY-SA licenseRhode Island was settled in the 1600s by Europeans escaping religious persecution. Since New England is one of the oldest settled areas in the US, history abounds. One of my favorite historical towns is Newport, RI with its mansions which served as summer homes in the early 1900s to families such as …See more on abritandasoutherner.comBefore the arrival of the first white settlers, the Narragansett Indians inhabited the area from what is now Providence south along Narragansett Bay. Their principal rivals, the Wampanoag, dominated the eastern shore region.In 1524, Florentine navigator Giovanni da Verrazano, sailing in the employ of France, became the first European to explore Rhode Island. The earliest perm…See more on encyclopedia.comProvidence during its first forty years (1636 to 1676) was exclusively a fishing and farming village, laid out along “the Towne Street”, a dirt road which wound along the eastern shore of the Providence River. This road (present-day North and South Main streets between Olney and Wickenden streets) was the main artery of Providence for the duration of the colonial period an…See more on bucklinsociety.netSee moreNew content will be added above the current area of focus upon selectionSee lessThe Rhode Island economy had a colonial base in fishing. It also had a robust banking economy with big name banks such as Bank of America originating there in 1784. Intaglio print of the original $100 bank note issued by Bank of America in 1790 The Blackstone River Valley was a major contributor to the American Industrial Revolution. It was in Pawtucket that Samuel Slater …See more on en.wikipedia.org · Text under CC-BY-SA licenseRhode Island's economy was historically based overwhelmingly on industry, with agriculture, mining, forestry, and fishing making only small contributions. The state's leading manufactured products were jewelry, silverware, machinery, primary metals, textiles, and rubber products. In the late 1990s, manufacturing declined steadily as a contributor to state economic output, falling fro…See more on encyclopedia.comBusThe Rhode Island Public Transit Authority operates statewide intra- and intercity bus transport from its hubs at Kennedy Plaza in Providence, Pawtucket, and Newport. RIPTA bus routes serve 38 of Rhode Island's 39 cities and towns.. RIPTA currently operates 58 routes, including daFerryFrom 2000 through 2008, RIPTA offered seasonal ferry service linking Providence and Newport funded by grant money from the United States Department of Transportation. Though the service was popular with residents and tourists, RIPTA was unable to continue on after the federal funSee more on en.wikipedia.org · Text under CC-BY-SA licenseThe Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus routes serve 38 of Rhode Island's 39 cities and towns. RIPTA currently operates 58 routes, including daytime trolley service (using trolley-style replica buses) in Providence and Newport.See more on kids.kiddle.coAs of 2003, Rhode Island had only one operating railroad within its borders, the regional Providence & Worcester, which utilized the state's 102 rail mi (164 km) of track. In the same year, chemicals were the top commodity hauled from the state. As of 2006, Amtrak operated daily trains through Rhode Island, via its Acela Express train and its Regional northeast corridor trains.In 20…See more on encyclopedia.comThe Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA), which has its hub in downtown Providence manages local bus transit for the state, serving 38 out of 39 Rhode Island communities. RIPTA has 58 bus lines, 2 tourist trolley lines known as LINK, and a seasonal ferry to Newport. The southern terminus of the MBTA commuter rail Providence/Stoughton Line is also in downtown P…See more on familypedia.wikia.orgSee moreNew content will be added above the current area of focus upon selectionSee lessRhode Island has had two constitutions: the first based on the colonial charter (1842) and a revision (1986). In 1986, 8 amendments and a revision of the constitution were approved; subsequently, the constitution has been known as the 1986 Constitution. From 1986 through January 2005 there have been 8 amendments; total amendments since 1842 number 60.Legisl…See more on encyclopedia.comThe capital of Rhode Island is Providence. The state's current governor is Lincoln Chafee (I), and the lieutenant governor is Elizabeth H. Roberts (D). Its United States Senators are Jack Reed (D) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D). Rhode Island's two United States Congressmen are David Cicilline (D-1) and Jim Langevin (D-2). See congressional districts map.Rhode Island is one of a few stat…See more on familypedia.wikia.orgAs Democrats and Republicans, Jews have served in the state legislature since the 1890s. There have been two Jewish governors: Frank *Licht, first elected in 1968; and Bruce Sundlun, first elected in 1991. Jews have been elected to every statewide office, including three as attorney general. David N. Cicilline is currently mayor of Providence.Leonard Holland was the longest se…See more on jewishvirtuallibrary.orgSee moreNew content will be added above the current area of focus upon selectionSee lessReligionA Pew survey of Rhode Island residents' religious self-identification showed the following distribution of affiliations: Roman Catholic 43%, Protestant 27%, Jewish 1%, Orthodox 1%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1%, Buddhism 1%, Mormonism 0.5%, Hinduism 0.5%, Islam 0.5% and N…Cities and townsRhode Island is divided into five counties but it has no county governments. The entire state is divided into municipalities, which handle all local government affairs.See more on en.wikipedia.org · Text under CC-BY-SA licenseThe United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Rhode Island was 1,056,298 on July 1, 2015. The center of population of Rhode Island is located in Providence County, in the city of Cranston. A corridor of population can be seen from the Providence area, stretching northwest following the Blackstone River to Woonsocket, where 19th-century mills drove industr…See more on kids.kiddle.coThe center of population of Rhode Island is located in Providence County, in the city of Cranston. A corridor of population can be seen from the Providence area, stretching northwest following the Blackstone River to Woonsocket, where nineteenth-century mills drove industry and development. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2005, Rhode Island had an estimated population o…See more on familypedia.wikia.orgSee moreNew content will be added above the current area of focus upon selectionSee lessSome Rhode Islanders speak with the distinctive, non-rhotic, traditional Rhode Island accent that many compare to a cross between the New York City and Boston accents (e.g., \"water\" sounds like \"watuh\").Rhode Islanders refer to a drinking fountain as a \"bubbler\" (sometimes pronounced \"bubahluh\") and sometimes call milkshakes \"cabinets\". A foot-long, overstuffed s…See more on kids.kiddle.coThe state's total receipts from farm marketings were $63 million in 2005, 50th in the United States. Rhode Island had only about 850 farms in 2004 with an average size of just 71 acres (29 hectares), with the smallest area devoted to crops (21,000 acres, or 8,500 hectares) of any state. Nursery and greenhouse products were the main agricultural commodity. Total crop marketings …See more on encyclopedia.comSome Rhode Islanders speak with a non-rhotic accent that many compare to a \"Brooklyn\" or a cross between a New York and Boston accent (\"water\" becomes \"wata\"). Many Rhode Islanders distinguish the aw sound [ɔː], as one might hear in New Jersey; e.g., the word coffee is pronounced [ˈkɔːfiː] KAW-fee. This type of accent was brought to the region by early settlers fro…See more on familypedia.wikia.orgSee moreNew content will be added above the current area of focus upon selectionSee lessRhode Island ranked 43rd in population in the United States with an estimated total of 1,076,189 in 2005, an increase of 2.7% since 2000. Between 1990 and 2000, Rhode Island's population grew from 1,003,464 to 1,048,319, an increase of 4.5%. The population is projected to reach 1.13 million by 2015 and over 1.15 million by 2025. The population density in 2004 was 1,041.3 pers…See more on encyclopedia.comThe 2008 population estimate was 1,050,788. The density is 1,012 sq mi or 390.78 sq km, second in the US. The earliest census dates from 1790. It stated the population was 68,825. It rose to 83,059 in 1920 and to 108,830 in 1840. Rhode Island’s population was 217,353 by 1870 and reached 428,556 by 1900. Rhode Island’s population according to the 1920 census was 604,39…See more on dimensionsinfo.comThe state capitol building is made of white Georgian marble. On top is the world's fourth largest self-supported marble dome. It houses the Rhode Island Charter granted by King Charles II in 1663, the Brown University charter, and other state treasures.The First Baptist Church of Providence is the oldest Baptist church in the Americas, founded by Roger Williams in 1638.Th…See more on kids.kiddle.coHome Rhode Island Department of Education

(2 days ago) OverviewEducationHistoryEconomyTransportationGovernmentDemographicsAgriculturePopulation Through The YearsLandmarksRhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States. It is the smallest U.S. state by area and the seventh least populous, but it is also the second most densely populated. Rhode Island is bordered by Connecticut to the west, Massachusetts to the north and east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the sou…See more on en.wikipedia.org · Text under CC-BY-SA licenseIn 2004, 81.1% of Rhode Islanders age 25 and older were high school graduates. Approximately 27.2% had obtained a bachelor's degree or higher.The total enrollment for fall 2002 in Rhode Island's public schools stood at 159,000. Of these, 113,000 attended schools from kindergarten through grade eight, and 47,000 attended high school. Approximately 71.2% of the students we…See more on encyclopedia.comFor generations, Jewish children flourished in Rhode Island's public schools. In recent decades, however, large numbers have enrolled in Jewish day schools and private academies. The number of Jewish public school teachers, administrators, and union officials has declined significantly.Since its establishment in 1764 under Baptist auspices, Brown University, in Provid…See more on jewishvirtuallibrary.orgColonial era: 1636–1770In 1636, Roger Williams was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for his religious views, and he settled at the top of Narragansett Bay on land sold or given to him by Narragansett sachem Canonicus. He named the site Providence Plantations, "having a sense of God's mercif…Revolutionary to Civil War period: 1770–1860Rhode Island's tradition of independence and dissent gave it a prominent role in the American Revolution. At approximately 2 a.m. on June 10, 1772, a band of Providence residents attacked the grounded revenue schooner Gaspee, burning it to the waterline for enforcing unpopular trSee more on en.wikipedia.org · Text under CC-BY-SA licenseRhode Island was settled in the 1600s by Europeans escaping religious persecution. Since New England is one of the oldest settled areas in the US, history abounds. One of my favorite historical towns is Newport, RI with its mansions which served as summer homes in the early 1900s to families such as …See more on abritandasoutherner.comBefore the arrival of the first white settlers, the Narragansett Indians inhabited the area from what is now Providence south along Narragansett Bay. Their principal rivals, the Wampanoag, dominated the eastern shore region.In 1524, Florentine navigator Giovanni da Verrazano, sailing in the employ of France, became the first European to explore Rhode Island. The earliest perm…See more on encyclopedia.comProvidence during its first forty years (1636 to 1676) was exclusively a fishing and farming village, laid out along “the Towne Street”, a dirt road which wound along the eastern shore of the Providence River. This road (present-day North and South Main streets between Olney and Wickenden streets) was the main artery of Providence for the duration of the colonial period an…See more on bucklinsociety.netSee moreNew content will be added above the current area of focus upon selectionSee lessThe Rhode Island economy had a colonial base in fishing. It also had a robust banking economy with big name banks such as Bank of America originating there in 1784. Intaglio print of the original $100 bank note issued by Bank of America in 1790 The Blackstone River Valley was a major contributor to the American Industrial Revolution. It was in Pawtucket that Samuel Slater …See more on en.wikipedia.org · Text under CC-BY-SA licenseRhode Island's economy was historically based overwhelmingly on industry, with agriculture, mining, forestry, and fishing making only small contributions. The state's leading manufactured products were jewelry, silverware, machinery, primary metals, textiles, and rubber products. In the late 1990s, manufacturing declined steadily as a contributor to state economic output, falling fro…See more on encyclopedia.comBusThe Rhode Island Public Transit Authority operates statewide intra- and intercity bus transport from its hubs at Kennedy Plaza in Providence, Pawtucket, and Newport. RIPTA bus routes serve 38 of Rhode Island's 39 cities and towns.. RIPTA currently operates 58 routes, including daFerryFrom 2000 through 2008, RIPTA offered seasonal ferry service linking Providence and Newport funded by grant money from the United States Department of Transportation. Though the service was popular with residents and tourists, RIPTA was unable to continue on after the federal funSee more on en.wikipedia.org · Text under CC-BY-SA licenseThe Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus routes serve 38 of Rhode Island's 39 cities and towns. RIPTA currently operates 58 routes, including daytime trolley service (using trolley-style replica buses) in Providence and Newport.See more on kids.kiddle.coAs of 2003, Rhode Island had only one operating railroad within its borders, the regional Providence & Worcester, which utilized the state's 102 rail mi (164 km) of track. In the same year, chemicals were the top commodity hauled from the state. As of 2006, Amtrak operated daily trains through Rhode Island, via its Acela Express train and its Regional northeast corridor trains.In 20…See more on encyclopedia.comThe Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA), which has its hub in downtown Providence manages local bus transit for the state, serving 38 out of 39 Rhode Island communities. RIPTA has 58 bus lines, 2 tourist trolley lines known as LINK, and a seasonal ferry to Newport. The southern terminus of the MBTA commuter rail Providence/Stoughton Line is also in downtown P…See more on familypedia.wikia.orgSee moreNew content will be added above the current area of focus upon selectionSee lessRhode Island has had two constitutions: the first based on the colonial charter (1842) and a revision (1986). In 1986, 8 amendments and a revision of the constitution were approved; subsequently, the constitution has been known as the 1986 Constitution. From 1986 through January 2005 there have been 8 amendments; total amendments since 1842 number 60.Legisl…See more on encyclopedia.comThe capital of Rhode Island is Providence. The state's current governor is Lincoln Chafee (I), and the lieutenant governor is Elizabeth H. Roberts (D). Its United States Senators are Jack Reed (D) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D). Rhode Island's two United States Congressmen are David Cicilline (D-1) and Jim Langevin (D-2). See congressional districts map.Rhode Island is one of a few stat…See more on familypedia.wikia.orgAs Democrats and Republicans, Jews have served in the state legislature since the 1890s. There have been two Jewish governors: Frank *Licht, first elected in 1968; and Bruce Sundlun, first elected in 1991. Jews have been elected to every statewide office, including three as attorney general. David N. Cicilline is currently mayor of Providence.Leonard Holland was the longest se…See more on jewishvirtuallibrary.orgSee moreNew content will be added above the current area of focus upon selectionSee lessReligionA Pew survey of Rhode Island residents' religious self-identification showed the following distribution of affiliations: Roman Catholic 43%, Protestant 27%, Jewish 1%, Orthodox 1%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1%, Buddhism 1%, Mormonism 0.5%, Hinduism 0.5%, Islam 0.5% and N…Cities and townsRhode Island is divided into five counties but it has no county governments. The entire state is divided into municipalities, which handle all local government affairs.See more on en.wikipedia.org · Text under CC-BY-SA licenseThe United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Rhode Island was 1,056,298 on July 1, 2015. The center of population of Rhode Island is located in Providence County, in the city of Cranston. A corridor of population can be seen from the Providence area, stretching northwest following the Blackstone River to Woonsocket, where 19th-century mills drove industr…See more on kids.kiddle.coThe center of population of Rhode Island is located in Providence County, in the city of Cranston. A corridor of population can be seen from the Providence area, stretching northwest following the Blackstone River to Woonsocket, where nineteenth-century mills drove industry and development. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2005, Rhode Island had an estimated population o…See more on familypedia.wikia.orgSee moreNew content will be added above the current area of focus upon selectionSee lessSome Rhode Islanders speak with the distinctive, non-rhotic, traditional Rhode Island accent that many compare to a cross between the New York City and Boston accents (e.g., \"water\" sounds like \"watuh\").Rhode Islanders refer to a drinking fountain as a \"bubbler\" (sometimes pronounced \"bubahluh\") and sometimes call milkshakes \"cabinets\". A foot-long, overstuffed s…See more on kids.kiddle.coThe state's total receipts from farm marketings were $63 million in 2005, 50th in the United States. Rhode Island had only about 850 farms in 2004 with an average size of just 71 acres (29 hectares), with the smallest area devoted to crops (21,000 acres, or 8,500 hectares) of any state. Nursery and greenhouse products were the main agricultural commodity. Total crop marketings …See more on encyclopedia.comSome Rhode Islanders speak with a non-rhotic accent that many compare to a \"Brooklyn\" or a cross between a New York and Boston accent (\"water\" becomes \"wata\"). Many Rhode Islanders distinguish the aw sound [ɔː], as one might hear in New Jersey; e.g., the word coffee is pronounced [ˈkɔːfiː] KAW-fee. This type of accent was brought to the region by early settlers fro…See more on familypedia.wikia.orgSee moreNew content will be added above the current area of focus upon selectionSee lessRhode Island ranked 43rd in population in the United States with an estimated total of 1,076,189 in 2005, an increase of 2.7% since 2000. Between 1990 and 2000, Rhode Island's population grew from 1,003,464 to 1,048,319, an increase of 4.5%. The population is projected to reach 1.13 million by 2015 and over 1.15 million by 2025. The population density in 2004 was 1,041.3 pers…See more on encyclopedia.comThe 2008 population estimate was 1,050,788. The density is 1,012 sq mi or 390.78 sq km, second in the US. The earliest census dates from 1790. It stated the population was 68,825. It rose to 83,059 in 1920 and to 108,830 in 1840. Rhode Island’s population was 217,353 by 1870 and reached 428,556 by 1900. Rhode Island’s population according to the 1920 census was 604,39…See more on dimensionsinfo.comThe state capitol building is made of white Georgian marble. On top is the world's fourth largest self-supported marble dome. It houses the Rhode Island Charter granted by King Charles II in 1663, the Brown University charter, and other state treasures.The First Baptist Church of Providence is the oldest Baptist church in the Americas, founded by Roger Williams in 1638.Th…See more on kids.kiddle.coHome Rhode Island Department of Educationhttps://www.ride.ri.govAfter over a year and a half of disruption to our education system, Governor McKee, Dr. Alexander-Scott, and I are proud that Rhode Island schools will be fully in person for the 2021 …

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(Just Now) Rhode Island Education Data. We believe that we make the best decisions about the education of our children and about transforming education in our state when we base our decisions on …

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(4 days ago) The 17-member Rhode Island Board of Education was created by the Rhode Island General Assembly in 2014 and replaced the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education and the Board of Governors for Higher …

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(9 days ago) Education in Rhode Island. Education is a lifetime process that begins at birth and continues throughout a child's life into adulthood. Through their experiences in the classroom, children build academic, social-emotional, and study skills to …

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(3 days ago) Education Jobs in RI. Rhode Island is a "local control" state, meaning that all hiring of teachers and other personnel is done on the local level by one of our 36 school districts. Because of …

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(9 days ago) Rhode Island Education Laws. Since the government has an interest in an educated populace, as well as a way to keep children accounted for during the day, all states have compulsory …

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(5 days ago) The Rhode Island School for Progressive Education (RISPE) is Rhode Island’s newest educator preparation provider and the first institution of higher education in the state to be founded with …

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(3 days ago) 8 rows · RIDE Certification Office Opens for Appointments. Our Information Specialists in the Certification Office will be available for telephone and virtual appointments weekdays from …

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(5 days ago) Rhode Island Contractors Education was established for the exclusive purpose of helping contractors comply with the continuing education requirements quickly and efficiently, with …

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(8 days ago) Joining the Guard gives you more than just the pride that comes from serving your country. You can earn benefits to help pay for your education and expenses, and you can complete your education while you serve. The …

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(5 days ago) Rhode Island College was founded in 1854 (then the Rhode Island State Normal School) for the purpose of training teachers and to this day it educates more teacher candidates than any …

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(1 days ago) “Rhode Island’s education system has wide-ranging implications for state and local budgets and the economy,” said Michael DiBiase, President and CEO of RIPEC. “As a …

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(5 days ago) Community College of Rhode Island. 400 East Avenue. Warwick, RI 02886-1807. www.ccri.edu. The Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) is the state’s only public comprehensive …

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(8 days ago) A request to access the online training should be directed to the Ethics Commission's Education Coordinator, Lynne Radiches, at [email protected]

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(2 days ago) Rhode Island PBS Education Services is seeking educators for part-time consulting/curriculum resource writing starting August 2022 through the coming school year. On all grade levels and …

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(Just Now) The School of Education is part of the Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies. University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA 1.401.874.1000. …

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(9 days ago) RI EDUCATION. Providence College student falls from 5th floor dorm window. A 19-year-old Providence College student fell 50 feet from a fifth-floor dorm window early Thursday, police said.

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