Senate Education Committee http://ripr.org en Senate Committee Hears Testimony On Bill That Could Eliminate High Stakes Testing http://ripr.org/post/senate-committee-hears-testimony-bill-could-eliminate-high-stakes-testing <p>The Senate Education Committee is scheduled to hear testimony Wednesday on a bill that would ban test scores as a high school graduation requirement. A state policy requiring test scores has come under fire from critics, who say it is unfair to low income and minority students. But State Education Commissioner Deborah Gist has been a strong supporter, arguing that it will ensure that no student graduates from a Rhode Island high school without basic knowledge of math and English.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:51:41 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 31061 at http://ripr.org Senate Committee Hears Testimony On Bill That Could Eliminate High Stakes Testing New State Board of Ed Nearing Completion http://ripr.org/post/new-state-board-ed-nearing-completion <p>The Senate Education Committee Wednesday approved the last of 11 members for a new state board overseeing K through 12 and higher education.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:06:27 +0000 Ian Donnis 11098 at http://ripr.org Board chair defends in-state tuition for undocumented students http://ripr.org/post/board-chair-defends-state-tuition-undocumented-students <p>The Senate Education Committee yesterday approved the last seven nominees for a new state board overseeing K through 12 and higher education.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:52:20 +0000 Ian Donnis 10336 at http://ripr.org Board chair defends in-state tuition for undocumented students