- Associated Press - Friday, January 13, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - State regulators have found multiple deficiencies with educator programs at Rhode Island College.

The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2jdWseE ) that a panel of 19 educators from Rhode Island and other states reviewed the school, the state’s main institution for educating teachers and administrators.

The state Department of Education declined to renew master’s degree-level programs for administrator and school counselor.

The college says students currently in those programs will be eligible for certification when they graduate. The programs won’t accept new students until the state approves the college’s new application.

Seven programs were conditionally approved. A tenth passed “with distinction.”

The college must create a corrective plan with implementation deadlines that continue into fall 2018. It must also appoint an overseer, and send proof of reform to the commissioner of education.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com

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