Board of Regents en Senate committee to consider education board <p>The Senate Education Committee holds hearings today on nominees for&nbsp;a new State Board of Education. The&nbsp;picks from Governor Lincoln Chafee&nbsp;include teachers' union president Larry Purtill and Colleen Callahan, also a teachers’ union leader, and a member of the former Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education.</p><p>State lawmakers dissolved the Board of Regents along with the board overseeing colleges and universities to create a new combined board of education. The move was aimed at improving coordination between higher education and K-12 schools.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 14:09:54 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 9872 at Senate committee to consider education board Caruolo asks to not be chair of new combined Board of Education <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 19px; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">George Caruolo has asked Governor Lincoln Chafee to withdraw his name from consideration as the nominee to chair a controversial new combined state Board of Education.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 19:20:35 +0000 Ian Donnis 4712 at Last days of the Board of Governors <p>The Board of Governors for Higher Education has just three full meetings left before it ceases to exist, at least in its current form.</p><p>The state is dissolving both the Board of Governors and the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education. Instead, a single board will oversee the state’s public schools and colleges and universities starting on January 1<sup>st</sup>, 2013. (No word yet, by the way, on when Governor Lincoln Chafee will announce his appointees for the new board)</p><p>Items the Board of Governors may address in its final days include:</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 20:59:23 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 4733 at