Poor scores lead to state takeover of school for children who are deaf

After a unanimous vote by the Rhode Island Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education, the state will assume control of the Rhode Island School for the Deaf. Although the school's board of trustees object to the takeover, exam scores were a deciding factor: on latest standardized tests, only 10% of students were rated as proficient in reading, while no students achieved a proficient rating in math.

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