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PROVIDENCE — State Education Commissioner Deborah A. Gist’s proposals to eliminate state money for the textbook loan program for the parents of private and parochial school children and for the free breakfast program has created concern among Catholic school officials and lawmakers who have struggled over making similar cuts in the past. more
WARWICK — Timothy Brichetto learned last Friday that it’s very easy to become distracted while driving and possibly cause a serious or fatal accident. more
PROVIDENCE—The Anchor of Hope, the diocesan organization that provides scholarship funding to help make a Catholic school education more affordable for financially challenged students, will kickoff its second annual “Sponsor a Student” campaign on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at noon at Bishop McVinney School, 15 Gordon Ave., Providence. more
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Providence native and La Salle Academy graduate Tom Donilon will become the next national security advisor to President Barack Obama, after the president announced in a Rose Garden press conference Friday that retired Marine Gen. Jim Jones will be stepping down from the post later this month. more
PROVIDENCE — Two longtime Catholic educators who share a rich legacy of compassionate ministry and a vision for excellence were recently named to lead two diocesan schools. more
GREENVILLE — Three hundred-fifty red and white balloons floated upward towards the sky outside of St. Philip School on September 9, commemorating 50 years educating students in academics and faith. more
PROVIDENCE — For the second year in a row, a La Salle Academy student has competed for the international Stockholm Junior Water Prize. more
NEWPORT—The queen of RI’s Catholic colleges has just declared that SAT/ACT scores will no longer be required for incoming freshman. As of Fall 2011, Salve Regina University will accept students regardless of whether or not they have taken a standardized test. more
PROVIDENCE — While many college students take advantage of their newfound freedom by abandoning family practices and church teachings, others choose to strengthen their Catholic identity through involvement in campus ministry programs, regularly attending Mass and receiving the sacraments and participating in service programs to help those in need. more
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