Board of Governors http://ripr.org en Senate committee to consider education board http://ripr.org/post/senate-committee-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 http://ripr.org Senate committee to consider education board How did Sawyer School close with no notice? http://ripr.org/post/how-did-sawyer-school-close-no-notice <p>Special Assistant to the Commissioner of the RI Board of Governors for Higher Education, Michael Trainor, talks with RIPR Morning Edition Host Elisabeth Harrison about the Sawyer School which abruptly closed this month.&nbsp; Trainor discusses what safeguards are in place to protect students enrolled in for-profit schools, the status of the school at its last audit, and what RI is doing for students left stranded.</p><p></p><p>The hotline is staffed daily 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 401-277-5282.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 7273 at http://ripr.org How did Sawyer School close with no notice? Last days of the Board of Governors http://ripr.org/post/last-days-board-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 http://ripr.org