commissioner of higher education en Education Board Schedules Special Meeting <p>The Rhode Island Board of Education will address two recent controversies in a special meeting scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.</p><p>The board is planning to vote on Governor Lincoln Chafee’s pick for a new Interim Higher Education Commissioner. The candidate, Department of Education Chief of Staff Clark Greene, was named only after Education Board Chair Eva-Marie Mancuso stepped aside as a candidate herself, because of ethics questions.</p><p></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:48:19 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 20042 at Office of Higher Ed in the Balance <p>Political Analyst Scott MacKay and Education Reporter Elisabeth Harrison discuss leadership problems at the Rhode Island Office Higher Education, after Governor Lincoln Chafee announced he would rescind his pick for Higher Education Commissioner. The candidate, attorney Eva-Marie Mancuso, raised ethics questions because she chairs the State Board of Education, the same board that would have to vote on her nomination.</p><p></p><p><em>&nbsp; Additional reporting for this story by Ian Donnis.</em></p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 16:01:14 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison & Scott MacKay 19297 at Board Delays Vote on Higher Education Commissioner <p>The State Board of Education put off a vote Monday night on Governor Lincoln Chafee’s recommendation of attorney Eva-Marie Mancuso for State Commissioner of Higher Education. The delay followed warnings from Common Cause Rhode Island that the appointment would constitute an ethics violation.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 11:18:17 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 18495 at