The Boston Globe reported:

The Rhode Island Council on Elementary and Secondary Education on Tuesday granted Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green the authority to take control of Providence schools, an unprecedented intervention effort designed to turnaround the struggling district.

The details of Infante-Green’s plan for Providence remain scarce, as the commissioner said she plans to return to the council next month to outline a strategy that will include hiring a superintendent to report directly to her, rather than to the Providence School Board.

Infante-Green was a TFA teacher for two years. She has never been a principal or a superintendent. She worked as an administrator in the New York State Education Department. It will be interesting to see how she turns around the schools of Providence.