The Rhode Island education commissioner has previously stated she'd like to stay on under the new Gov.-elect Gina Raimondo, but Gist's current contract expires in June.
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January 05, 2015
January 03, 2015
I know you may be thinking, I don't have time to get involved in something else! But taking the time to get involved in education issues outside your classroom is a great way to stay connected with the larger issues at your school, in your district, and in your state. It's also a great way to keep recharging those batteries.
January 02, 2015
Between 64 and 77 percent of students with disabilities scored at the lowest level on the tests, which are given in math and English/language arts.
December 31, 2014
Among the most read posts in 2014 were stories about principals and school leadership, a backlash against standardized testing, the fallout from a police shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Mo., and school funding issues in Philadelphia.
December 29, 2014
We round up this year's most popular blog posts, and offer some projections for next year.
December 23, 2014
Pam Stewart's announcement came two weeks after a powerful Florida lawmaker expressed a desire to review testing's role in public schools.
December 22, 2014
This year was characterized by intense discusssions in many states about the progress and worthiness of the Common Core State Standards and their online assessments.
December 22, 2014
Some northern New Jersey high schools are dropping local midterms and finals in a bid to preserve instructional time.
December 19, 2014
Citing concerns over technological readiness, LA Superintendent Raymond Cortines has asked the state Superintendent of Public Instruction Thomas Torlakson not to use the district's students' test scores on new Smarter Balanced tests for "high stakes accountability purposes."
December 18, 2014
A new law that went into effect earlier this year is proving challenging to implement as the 2014-15 school year reaches its halfway point, according to local reports.