Eva Marie Mancuso http://ripr.org en NECAP Results Show Nearly 2K Students Diploma At Risk http://ripr.org/post/necap-results-show-nearly-2k-students-diploma-risk <p>Roughly 20 percent of this year’s high school seniors will have to take the NECAP test a third time, or find another way to meet the state’s new test-linked diploma system. That according to the latest NECAP scores out of the Rhode Island Department of Education.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Education Commissioner Deborah Gist is calling this good news because it represents a significant drop in the number of seniors at risk of not graduating. “So this means in the current senior class, 1,370 students, improved their performance in mathematics or made partial proficiency,” said Gist.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:44:08 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 28473 at http://ripr.org NECAP Results Show Nearly 2K Students Diploma At Risk 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 Rhode Island Lifts Ban on Armed Campus Police http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-lifts-ban-armed-campus-police <p>State colleges and universities in Rhode Island can now arm campus police after a vote Thursday night at the State Board of Education.&nbsp; Critics said more guns on campus will not make students safer, but supporters, including University of Rhode Island President David Dooley, said campus police should carry guns to do their jobs more effectively.</p><p>Dooley said he believes arming police is logical decision for URI.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 13:26:09 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison & John Bender 15776 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island Lifts Ban on Armed Campus Police URI Report: Arm Campus Police http://ripr.org/post/uri-report-arm-campus-police <p>A <a href="http://www.uri.edu/news/alert/Chafee%20Incident%20Report%204.29.13.pdf" target="_blank">preliminary review</a> of the University of Rhode Island’s response to reports of a shooter on campus finds campus police were forced to wait five minutes before they could enter the building where the shooter was reportedly located. The officers, who are unarmed, had to wait for local police to arrive before they could enter the building.</p> Sat, 04 May 2013 12:48:16 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 14672 at http://ripr.org Contract Extension Likely For Ed. Commissioner Gist http://ripr.org/post/contract-extension-likely-ed-commissioner-gist <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rhode Island Education Commissioner Deborah Gist is working out terms for an extension of her contract. The controversial Gist is expected to remain at the helm of the state Department of Education.</span></p><p>Education Commissioner Deborah Gist led the team that brought Rhode Island a $75 million federal Race to the Top grant. But she’s also been criticized for shepherding in an era of tough teacher evaluations and high stakes testing as a graduation requirement.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:46:50 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 13948 at http://ripr.org Contract Extension Likely For Ed. Commissioner Gist Most Adults Fail the Mock NECAP Test http://ripr.org/post/most-adults-fail-mock-necap-test <p>NECAP, the standardized test that’s become a requirement for high school graduation in Rhode Island, may be harder than most people think. A majority of adults who took a portion of the math test last weekend failed to make the grade.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 12:23:24 +0000 Flo Jonic 12232 at http://ripr.org Most Adults Fail the Mock NECAP Test In Depth With New Education Board Chair Mancuso http://ripr.org/post/depth-new-education-board-chair-mancuso <p>This could be a pivotal day in the future of education in our state. A new state Board of Education holds its first meeting.<br><br>The new Rhode Island Board of Education combines the functions of two previous panels: the Board of Governors for Higher Education and the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education.<br><br>Board chair Eva Marie Mancuso sat down with RIPR education reporter Elisabeth Harrison to talk about the priorities of the new board.<br> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:57:32 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 11702 at http://ripr.org In Depth With New Education Board Chair Mancuso 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 Governor announces nominations for Ed Board http://ripr.org/post/governor-announces-nominations-ed-board <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) Governor Lincoln Chafee has announced his nominees for a new Board of Education, replacing the boards of higher education and K-12 public schools. The nine nominations include two teachers union officials, an emergency room physician and several attorneys.</p><p>Most are former members of the recently dissolved board of elementary and secondary schools and the board that oversaw higher education.</p><p>Just before Christmas, Chafee announced his selection of attorney Eva Marie Mancuso to chair the Board of Education.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 15:31:25 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 7392 at http://ripr.org Finally, nominations for the board of ed http://ripr.org/post/finally-nominations-board-ed <p>Governor Lincoln Chafee has announced his picks for the new 11-member board of education,&nbsp;which&nbsp;replaces two&nbsp;former boards overseeing K-12 schools and colleges and universities.</p><p>The selections are mostly alums of the two boards that&nbsp;lawmakers dissolved&nbsp;in a June vote. As of&nbsp;December, Chafee had named only his choice to chair the board, leaving Rhode Island with no board in charge of education on January 1st.</p><p>Here are bios&nbsp;for the education board picks from a statehouse communiqué:</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:47:11 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 7387 at http://ripr.org