Chafee has been supportive of the Obama administration's education agenda; as governor, he oversaw the rollout of the state's $75 million Race to the Top grant and a $50 million early-learning grant.
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April 10, 2015
March 10, 2015
Lisa Duty of The Learning Accelerator, a Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) and Highlander Institute funding partner, outlines the Rhode Islands's commitment to a blended learning future. She describes how the state is developing its new five-year strategic plan that's engaging RIDE's Ambassador Design Team, a team of Rhode Islander educators, parents, students, and community members from diverse backgrounds.
January 05, 2015
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.
September 10, 2014
Rhode Island's Council on Elementary and Secondary Education has postponed a decision on whether school districts can charge for summer school.
September 10, 2014
As widely expected, incumbent New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defeated Democratic primary challenger and Fordham University law professor Zephyr Teachout on Sept. 9
August 08, 2014
The Rhode Island Department of Education and the nonprofit Learning Accelerator are teaming to develop a strategic plan and a communications strategy aimed at expanding blended learning.
March 07, 2014
Abilities like persistence and goal-setting are critical, but the term "non-cognitive" is problematic.
September 27, 2013
News on state education chiefs for the week of Sept. 23 included a new Oregon K-12 boss and a skydiving Rhode Island education commissioner.
June 07, 2013
The Rhode Island Board of Education extended the contract of Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist by two years on June 6.
May 23, 2013
Rhode Island today became the first state in the nation adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.