Rhode Island education commissioner proposes state control of Providence schools

July 22, 2019 | WPRI 12 News

Calling for “drastic action,” Rhode Island’s new education commissioner is aiming to use a 1997 law to take some level of control over Providence public schools.

The decision comes about one month after the release of a damning report by Johns Hopkins on the state of the city’s schools.

Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green made the recommendation in an agenda item for the state Council on Elementary and Secondary Education, which is expected to vote on the proposal Tuesday.

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