Rhode Island Parents Petition School District to Opt Out of Common Core

Dr. Susan Berry Breitbart.com Big Government 6 Jul 2014

Where states are failing to repeal the controversial Common Core standards, many parents have decided to take matters into their own hands and petition their local school districts to drop the nationalized standards and replace them with others of their choosing.

In Rhode Island, Smithfield parent […]

R.I. lawmakers question Gist on proposed funding formula for schools

Steve Peoples The Providence Journal 3/5/2010

Education Commissioner Deborah A. Gist discusses a proposed funding formula for aid to school districts at a meeting of House and Senate lawmakers Thursday. The Providence Journal / Connie Grosch

PROVIDENCE — Senate Majority Leader Daniel P. Connors cannot remember such a spectacle.

More than 50 elected […]

Students stand up for Central Falls, RI, school chief

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A student-run group called Young Voices rallied in front of the Rhode Island Department of Education at noontime on Wednesday to support Central Falls Supt. Frances Gallo, who plans on firing all of the city’s high school teachers as part of a state-ordered reform initiative.

Some 20 students from Providence gathered to […]