Rhode Island education commissioner denies parents, students petition

September 16, 2019 | The Boston Globe

Rhode Island Education Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green has decided parents, students and community groups will not have a formal say in the state’s takeover of Providence schools.

Infante-Green ruled after a four-hour testimony Friday to deny a petition filed on Sept. 5 by student activist groups and parents.

The petitioners had asked for a say in the intervention of the city’s schools but instead, the education commissioner has assured them they will have a seat at the table after she issues the final order and assumes control of the district.

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