Rhode Island Education Commissioner http://ripr.org en Two-Day Board of Education Retreat Continues At Rhode Island College http://ripr.org/post/two-day-board-education-retreat-continues-rhode-island-college <p>The state Board of Education returns to Rhode Island College Monday for the second day of a two-day retreat.&nbsp; The meeting is aimed at educating board members about key topics that will be surfacing over the coming months. Initially they didn’t want to hold it in public.</p><p></p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 12:26:05 +0000 Flo Jonic 20630 at http://ripr.org Two-Day Board of Education Retreat Continues At Rhode Island College Two Year Contract Renewal for Gist http://ripr.org/post/two-year-contract-renewal-gist <p><font size="2"><span style="font-size:14px;">After hours of deliberation … and discussion with Rhode Island Education Commissioner Deborah Gist … the state's education board approved a new 2-year contract for Gist. The vote was 7 -3 with one abstention. Rhode Island Public Radio's Catherine Welch was there and has this report.</span></font></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 12:08:15 +0000 Catherine Welch 16518 at http://ripr.org Two Year Contract Renewal for Gist EDU Commissioner Gist: Contract Less Than Two Years Difficult to Accept http://ripr.org/post/edu-commissioner-gist-contract-less-two-years-difficult-accept <p>Rhode Island Education Commissioner Deborah Gist is likely to learn Thursday whether her contract is being renewed and for how long.</p><p></p><p>Deborah Gist has been a target of criticism lately from some teachers and students who say they don’t like her leadership style and they disagree with her focus on test scores. Now that her contract is expiring, there’s speculation the State Board of Education will offer a one-year extension, instead of a three-year contract. Gist says that would be difficult to accept.</p><p></p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 11:58:11 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 16307 at http://ripr.org EDU Commissioner Gist: Contract Less Than Two Years Difficult to Accept