State may take the reins at Rhode Island School for the Deaf

The Rhode Island School for the Deaf may be taken over by the state, a situation prompted by poor test results, rocky management, a lack of technology and other issues at the facility. The state-funded school serves about 80 students ages 3 to 21. Only 10% of students tested proficient in reading, and none did in math. The state Board of Regents will vote this week on whether the state should take over the school until June 30, a move recommended by Rhode Island Education Commissioner Deborah A. Gist.

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