RI Board of Education http://ripr.org en Education Commissioner Gist Defends NECAP Waivers http://ripr.org/post/education-commissioner-gist-defends-necap-waivers <p>Last week, Rhode Island education officials told districts they would recommend waiving a controversial part of the state’s high school graduation requirements for students who get into college.</p><p>Those students will be allowed to receive their diplomas, even if they don’t get the minimum score required on the state standardized test known as NECAP.</p><p>The change has touched off another round of questions about whether Rhode Island should use standardized testing at all as a requirement for a high school diploma.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:00:15 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 27698 at http://ripr.org Education Commissioner Gist Defends NECAP Waivers Gov. Chafee's higher ed dept. fumble http://ripr.org/post/gov-chafees-higher-ed-dept-fumble <p>It seems curious that Gov. Lincoln’s Chafee’s Administration waited until today to announce that it intends to ask the State Ethics Commission for a waiver from the revolving-door ethics law so that lawyer Eva Marie Mancuso can legally become interim commissioner of higher education.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:42:36 +0000 Scott MacKay 18473 at http://ripr.org