U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Cardona Appoints RI Commissioner Infante-Green to National Assessment Governing Board

Published on Friday, October 06, 2023

Infante-Green becomes first Rhode Island education chief of color to be named to national board that sets policy for the Nation's Report Card

Commissioner Infante-Green appointed to NAGB

PROVIDENCE, RI -- United States Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona today announced his appointment of Rhode Island Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Angélica Infante-Green to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB). NAGB sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which is also known as the Nation’s Report Card. This marks the first time a woman of color education chief from Rhode Island has been appointed to this national leadership role. 

“I'm honored to be appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board, and I'm deeply appreciative of Secretary Cardona's confidence in me to serve the country in this capacity. I look forward to working with leaders from across the nation to support the continued success of the Nation's Report Card - a vital resource for improving education," said Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green. 

“Kudos to Commissioner Infante-Green on her appointment by Secretary Cardona to the National Assessment Governing Board. The NAEP assessment is a powerful tool that provides us with an invaluable snapshot of the academic needs and strengths of students across the nation and here in Rhode Island. Commissioner Infante-Green has been a fierce advocate for improving academic achievement in Rhode Island, and I am pleased to see a distinguished state government colleague named to this leadership role,” said Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee. 

“Selection for service on this important board is a real honor. Commissioner Infante-Green was tapped for this post due to her wealth of experience and strong commitment to improving outcomes for students. She will be an important voice in shaping the Nation’s Report Card and its role in assessing student achievement,” said U.S. Senator Jack Reed

“The Nation’s Report Card provides valuable insight for improving academic outcomes here in the Ocean State and across the nation. With Commissioner Infante-Green’s appointment, she will be able to bring Rhode Island’s perspective to the Board,” said U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. 

“Congratulations to Commissioner Infante-Green on joining the National Assessment Governing Board where she will be able to channel the voices and experiences of Rhode Islanders in this important national education role,” said U.S. Congressman Seth Magaziner (RI-02). 


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