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Report: 1 Of 4 Teacher Grads Find Jobs In R.I.

 A report by the state Department of Education says about one of four recent graduates from Rhode Island's teacher preparation programs are employed as teachers in the state.

In 2012-2013, 649 students received their Rhode Island teaching certification from one of nine teacher training programs in the state. But only 167 went on to teach in Rhode Island in the following school year.

The report says that in 2012-2013, of the 190 Rhode Island College students who received their Rhode Island teacher certification, only 54 found jobs here.

At the University of Rhode Island, 161 students were certified in Rhode Island in 2012-2013 but only 42 worked here.

Of 86 students certified at Providence College, 13 found employment in Rhode Island.

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