Friday, October 2, 2009

State Takes Over School

The state is taking over the Rhode Island School for the Deaf despite complaints from the school's board of trustees. Citing poor test scores, State Education Commissioner Deborah Gist says the facility is not doing its job educating the 80 students who attend school. Trustee Chairman Travis Zellner objects, suggesting the takeover may cut the deaf community out of the school's governance.