CCRI en New Standards For RI Teacher's Colleges <p>As public schools focus on raising test scores and getting more students ready for college, there is new scrutiny on teachers and the schools that teach them.</p><p>Rhode Island’s the Board of Education is scheduled to vote tonight on new standards for teacher preparation programs.</p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio's education reporter Elisabeth Harrison spoke with Karen Castagno, head of the education school at Rhode Island College who explained some of the changes they are looking at.</p><p></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:49:04 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 24740 at New Standards For RI Teacher's Colleges Gov. Chafee taps Mancuso for Interim Commissioner of Higher Education <p>Gov. Lincoln Chafee is recommending that the chair of the state Board of Education give up that position to become the state Commissioner of Higher Education. The appointment would be full time, but only temporary while the board conducts a search for a permanent commissioner.</p><p>The governor said he chose board chair Eva-Marie Mancuso because he believes higher education needs full time leadership at this time.</p><p>Mancuso says she is thrilled at the chance to lead the state office of higher education, a post with a $200,000 salary.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 21:09:58 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 18343 at Gov. Chafee taps Mancuso for Interim Commissioner of Higher Education CCRI Becoming More Energy Efficient <p></p><p>The Community College of Rhode Island is upgrading its flagship campus in Warwick. The upgrades are geared to save energy costs.<br> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:33:10 +0000 Bradley Campbell 11070 at CCRI Becoming More Energy Efficient Sawyer School students will be reunited with their records <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) Help is on the way for the more than 300 students displaced by the recent closure of the Sawyer vocational school in Providence.&nbsp;</p><p>The state Office of Higher Education will hold a day-long meeting next week for students displaced by the closure of the Sawyer School in Providence. More than 300 students in Rhode Island and another 1,200 in Connecticut were shocked to see the school close abruptly just after Christmas.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 21:36:59 +0000 Flo Jonic 7512 at Sawyer School students will be reunited with their records The roadblocks to a college degree: a four-part series <p>Thousands of college and university students received degrees across the state this weekend, but across the state, nearly half of Rhode Island residents do not have a bachelor’s degree. Business analysts often cite this statistic as one of the factors behind Rhode Island’s slow economic recovery.</p><p>To find out what’s behind the number, I met four Rhode Islanders who started college but never finished their degrees. They explained what got in the way of college, and what their lives have been like since leaving school.</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 18:52:17 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 8416 at