National Education Association Rhode Island en Pell calls on Chafee to sign NECAP moratorium, teacher evaluation measures <p>Clay Pell, one of three Democrats vying for his party’s nomination for governor, is urging Gov. Lincoln Chafee to sign into law three education-related measures approved by the General Assembly in the waning hours of the 2014 legislative session.</p><p>The first would place a moratorium on the use of high-stakes tests as a graduation requirement. The other would change teacher evaluations and the third would provide full funding for all-day kindergarten in Rhode Island communities.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:03:52 +0000 Scott MacKay 35708 at Board Member of State's Largest Teacher's Union Resigns Following Arrest <p>An elected board member with the state’s largest teachers’ union has resigned from that post following his arrest last week.&nbsp; Louis Rainone was charged after an altercation at an East Greenwich restaurant.</p><p>East Greenwich police were called to the Harborside restaurant Friday afternoon after a reported assault. The alleged victim, Kenneth Chatelle, told police Rainone threatened him after being told to go away and then Rainone punched Chatelle in the eye. One witness told police the punch was thrown after Chatelle pushed Rainone away.</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:01:50 +0000 Ian Donnis 16760 at