teachers' unions http://ripr.org en Rainone Resigns as NEARI Secretary After Arrest in East Greenwich http://ripr.org/post/rainone-resigns-neari-secretary-after-arrest-east-greenwich <p>The secretary of the state's largest teachers' union, Louis Rainone, has resigned from that post following his arrest in East Greenwich last Friday on charges of simple assault or battery and disorderly conduct.</p><p>In a statement, the <a href="http://www.neari.org/">National Education Association Rhode Island</a> says:</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:03:50 +0000 Ian Donnis 16712 at http://ripr.org TGIF: 14 Things to Know About RI Politics + Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-14-things-know-about-ri-politics-media-3 <p>The start of June has done nothing, naturally, to stop the breakneck flow of news in the Land of The Gift That Keeps on Giving. So welcome back to my weekly column. You can reach me at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) com, and (please) follow me on Twitter. Let's head in.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 20:15:19 +0000 Ian Donnis 16554 at http://ripr.org Chafee Pleased by Gist's Contract Extension; Critics Vow Resistance http://ripr.org/post/chafee-pleased-gists-contract-extension-critics-vow-resistance <p></p><p>Governor Lincoln Chafee is applauding the contract extension granted to state Education Commissioner Deborah Gist on Thursday. But the state’s largest teachers’ union remains upset about the decision to keep Gist as commissioner.</p><p>The state Board of Education voted, 7 to 3, to continue Gist’s contract for another two years. In a statement, Governor Chafee says he’s pleased by the agreement. The governor says he looks forward to continuing what he calls a productive and positive relationship with Gist.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:45:17 +0000 Ian Donnis 16544 at http://ripr.org Chafee Pleased by Gist's Contract Extension; Critics Vow Resistance