Students, teachers left angry and without answers following Sawyer Schools' sudden closure

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  • A total of 1,200 students were left out of class following the sudden closure of the Sawyer Schools in Hartford and Hamden, Conn., and the Butler Business School in Bridgeport, over the holiday break.
  • On Wednesday morning, teachers and students, who had already registered for classes, gathered at Hartford's Sawyer School to express their anger and frustration over the lack of answers from Academic Enterprises, Inc., the Rhode Island company that operated the schools.
  • Both Sawyer Schools and the Butler Business School allegedly violated a Connecticut State Statute requiring schools that are closing to provide at least 60 days notice to the state's Office of Higher Education, which said in a statement that they were informed of the closure in a brief e-mail on Dec. 30 before urging affected students to contact them for assistance.

From the article:

Students and teachers gathered outside the Sawyer School in Hartford on Wednesday morning, angry over the school’s sudden closure during holiday break. Students and teachers are frustrated with the lack of answers coming from Academic Enterprises, Inc., the Rhode Island company that runs the Sawyer Schools in both Hartford and Hamden, as well as the Butler Business School in Bridgeport, all of which have shut their doors, kicking a total of 1,200 students out of class. ...

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