By Steve Ahlquist on October 4, 2017
Education Commissioner Ken Wagner announced his commitment to require all school districts in the state to adopt comprehensive policies affirming the civil rights of transgender and gender non-conforming students.
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By Steve Ahlquist on September 13, 2017
“You can’t force people to love and sometimes when you force you actually create the very issues that you say you are trying to prevent,” said Education Commissioner Ken Wagner.
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By Sheila Resseger on August 4, 2015
Dr. Ken Wagner, Rhode Island’s new commissioner of public education, was asked what strategies he would propose to address the achievement gap between students of color and their Caucasian counterparts at the July 13 joint meeting of the Board of Education and Council on Elementary and Secondary Education at which his nomination was confirmed. (video […]
By Wendy Holmes on August 3, 2015
After the much touted “listening sessions” the search sank from public view. There was no BOE Search Committee and, as far as I can discover, no new job description that incorporated the findings of the listening sessions. The one that I received from Angela Teixeira, special assistant to the commissioner and liaison to the Board of Education, is dated September 2004.
By Sheila Resseger on July 13, 2015
This spring Governor Raimondo held meetings with various stakeholder groups to find out what characteristics they would want in an education commissioner. According to the Providence Journal article of July 7, “Common themes emerged, with each group calling for a leader who listens and is collaborative, thoughtful, and student-centered.” In my view, the choice of […]