Egan v. RI Board of Education - A court case that The ACLU of Rhode Island is currently involved in.

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Egan v. RI Board of Education (2013)

Category: Open Government    Students' Rights    

This is an open meetings lawsuit against the R.I. Board of Education over its plans in August of 2013 to meet in a private retreat, closed to the public and the media, in order to hear from invited “experts” on the issue of its “high stakes testing” requirement for high school seniors. The ACLU argued that allowing such a private meeting would significantly undermine the open meetings law’s purpose.  In issuing a preliminary injunction against the planned private discussion of the issue, R.I. Superior Court Judge Daniel Procaccini agreed with the ACLU that allowing such a discussion to take place in private would significantly undermine the open meetings law’s purpose.

More information about the issue of high stakes testing can be found here.

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  • Aug 06, 2013 - Judge Bars State Board of Education from Discussing “High Stakes Testing” in Secret
  • Aug 02, 2013 - Statements on Filing of Egan v. RI Board of Education
  • Aug 02, 2013 - ACLU Sues State Board of Education Over Plans to Discuss “High Stakes Testing” in Secret