Department of Education http://ripr.org en Closing the Achievement Gap Between Hispanic Students and Their Peers http://ripr.org/post/closing-achievement-gap-between-hispanic-students-and-their-peers <p><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font face="Tahoma,sans-serif" size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">Students across Rhode Island are returning to school this week, but a new report suggests that some of them are not well served. The Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University finds Latino students in the state’s urban schools are as much as three grades behind their white peers. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:17:32 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 20693 at http://ripr.org Closing the Achievement Gap Between Hispanic Students and Their Peers Union Applauds Freeze on Using Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations http://ripr.org/post/union-applauds-freeze-using-test-scores-teacher-evaluations <div style="margin:0;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">Rhode Island teachers are breathing a sigh of relief now that state Education Commissioner Deborah Gist has postponed the inclusion of test scores on teacher evaluations for a year. </span></font></span></font></span></div><div style="margin:0;">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin:0;"><p>Student results on the New England Common Assessment Program were supposed to be folded in to teacher evaluations starting this school year. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:45:42 +0000 Flo Jonic 20689 at http://ripr.org Union Applauds Freeze on Using Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations Standardized Testing will Not be Part of Teacher Evaluations This Year http://ripr.org/post/standardized-testing-will-not-be-part-teacher-evaluations-year <p>The state Department of Education is postponing for one year the inclusion of NECAP test scores in a teacher’s evaluation. State Education Commissioner Deborah Gist said there was not enough clarity on how the test was being used to assess teacher effectiveness.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 12:32:39 +0000 Flo Jonic 20631 at http://ripr.org 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 RI officials watching other for-profit schools http://ripr.org/post/ri-officials-watching-other-profit-schools <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) The state’s office of higher education says it’s keeping an eye on other for-profit schools in the wake of the sudden closure of a career technical school.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:12:49 +0000 Catherine Welch 7259 at http://ripr.org