Who’s overseeing the state’s public schools, colleges and universities? The answer… it’s not clear, and it’s complicated.
The State Senate voted unanimously on Thursday to delay creation of a State Board of Education to replace the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Schools and the Board of Governors for Higher Education. The vote comes after those two boards dissolved on January 1st, leaving a question mark about who is in charge of the state’s K-12 public schools and three institutions of higher education.
(PROVIDENCE, RI) The state senate is expected to vote Thursday on legislation that pushes back the starting date of a new board overseeing both K-12 and higher education.
In the final days of the last session, lawmakers approved legislation squeezed into the state budget that merges the boards governing K-12 and higher education. The new board has been technically in effect since Tuesday, but there are no members in place to govern.
(PROVIDENCE, RI) A Providence technical college has abruptly closed its doors, leaving more than 300 students with tuition paid but no classes to go to.
The Sawyer School, which specializes in training medical secretaries, abruptly closed its doors on New Year’s Day. Some students received a letter saying classes were permanently suspended. Others received nothing.