Thursday, November 22, 2012

Education: rhode island

  • RI education chief back after brain tumor surgery

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Back in the spring, when state Education Commissioner Deborah Gist was getting stabbing pains in her head nearly every day, she announced to colleagues in the office, "I think I have a brain tumor.

  • Local advisory committee for special education hosts Easter Seals Rhode Island

    The Westerly Local Advisory Committee for Special Education (WLAC) hosted a presentation of the Rhode Island division of Easter Seals at their regular monthly meeting Monday night.

  • Latest Rhode Island news, sports, business and entertainment

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Rhode Island's education commissioner has returned to work two months after surgery to remove a grape-sized brain tumor that doctors say could have become malignant.

  • RI gov picks Caruolo to lead new education board

    Chafee on Thursday announced that he has picked George Caruolo (cuh-ROO'-loh) to be the chairman of the Rhode Island Board of Education. The selection must be approved by the state Senate. Caruolo, an attorney, served 18 years in the Rhode Island ...

  • RI school commissioner to return to work Nov. 26

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island Education Commissioner Deborah Gist (gihst) plans to return to the office Nov. 26 following surgery to remove a brain tumor.

  • ANOTHER VIEW: Improving RI economy one person at a time

    Whether you are trying to balance a budget and make ends meet, save for your child's education, or plan for retirement, there will be important decisions affecting your ability to achieve these goals.

  • Ed. chief Gist could be reinstated soon

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Rhode Island's education commissioner could be reinstated soon after surgery to remove a brain tumor.

  • RI dismisses education official's appeal on firing

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Peter Kerwin, the former chief of program development for the Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority, says his appeal challenging his firing has failed, after the state personnel board on Tuesday dismissed it. Kerwin was ...

  • RI worker: Appeal dismissed on ethics complaint

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A former official at the Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority says his appeal challenging his firing has failed and he will file a federal whistleblower complaint.

  • R.I. Regents grant preliminary approval to 2 'virtual' charter high schools

    The Rhode Island Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education granted preliminary approval Thursday to two "virtual" charter high schools.

  • Marcone Brings Teacher, Administrator Experience To His Campaign

    Teacher evaluations - To assist educators in obtaining the knowledge, skills and information to work with the new evaluations mandated by the R.I. Department of Education. Contractual issues will be forthcoming in EG. I believe that I have the ...

  • RI ranks sixth in nation for grad rates

    A recent Chronicle of Higher Education study found that Rhode Island's 2010 college graduation rates exceed the national average, with Brown topping the list.

  • Students design video game to help stop abuse

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Middle school students in Rhode Island have helped design a new video game that aims to help stop teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships.

  • Rhode Island has 4th Largest Average Student Loan Debt in Country

    Last week, Rhode Island's state colleges received a boost when the Board of Governors for Higher Education voted to freeze tuition for the 2013/14 school year, but many of the problems with college affordability come from the federal level, according ...

  • Study: RI teachers absent most in country

    Robert Walsh, executive director of teachers union National Education Association Rhode Island, said the data may be misleading because the author did not use absentee rates from all the schools in Rhode Island. "They used 208 schools; we have 344 ...

  • RI celebrates its first 'recovery' high school

    Most of the cost is covered by a student's home district, though the academy also received a $100,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation. The curriculum is based on statewide education standards, and classwork is also tailored to meet the ...

  • ABC6 - Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA News, WeatherRights for illegal ...

    Governors in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are considering new, but different rights for undocumented people. In Massachusetts, Governor Deval Patrick sent a letter to the Board of Education Monday, telling them to allow illegal immigrants to pay in ...

  • 2012 RI Governor's Commission on Disabilities Fellow

    On the Rhode Island Vision Education Services and Programs Advisory Board, a state-run board affiliated with the Paul V. Sherlock Center for Disabilities at Rhode Island College, he examines national reports by the U.S. Department of Education on best ...

  • Five+ Things: Ed Forum, Writing Workshop, Fire District Meeting

    Excellence in Education Forum III: "A Closer Look at the Rhode Island Educational Evaluation System" is the title of the third of four forums presented by School Committee members as an outgrowth of the district's Commission on Retaining High Quality ...

  • RI colleges freeze tuition

    The Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education has voted to freeze tuition and fees at the state's three public colleges for 2013-2014.

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