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Lt. Governor McKee Statement on Education Commissioner Gist

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee issued a statement today on the selection of Commissioner Deborah Gist by the Tulsa Board of Education as the next superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools:

"Commissioner Gist has been a critical part of the effort to transform public education in Rhode Island, and her vision and leadership have been invaluable. I am grateful for the work she has done to raise expectations, boost student learning and close achievement gaps.

I know the Commissioner is honored to have been chosen to lead the district where she grew up, and I extend my congratulations as she embarks on this new chapter. She will be missed."

Contact: Erika Niedowski, 401-222-1445,

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