Governor-Elect Gina Raimondo has no immediate plans to hire a new commissioner for K-12 education.
Current Commissioner Deborah Gist has been controversial because of her support for testing as a requirement for high school graduation and teacher evaluations.
Raimondo says she’s in no hurry to make a decision about Gist.
"She’s doing a great job," Raimondo said last week. "Her contract’s not up until the end of June, so there’s really no urgency to move on that one in particular."