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Opinion: Clay Johnson: Defending a low-performing system
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Sep 4, 5:59 AM: There he goes again. Barry Ricci, the Chariho schools superintendent, is claiming that school choice is putting a hurt on “traditional” public schools (“Giving parents choices is costly,” Commentary, Aug. 27). He highlights the >
R.I. ranks seventh worst in nation for percentage of chronically absent students
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Sep 4, 5:14 AM: Rhode Island ranks seventh-worst in the nation for the percentage of students who are chronically absent, according to a national study by Attendance Works, an organization committed to improving attendance policy, practice and >
RI schools reinventing classroom through personalized learning
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Aug 31, 6:24 AM: Now that he’s the principal of the school, Anderson is working closely with the teachers there to reinvent the classroom by embracing personalized learning, an innovative concept designed to tailor the school experience for the >
Editorial: Getting students back into school
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Aug 28, 6:45 AM: We’ve known for a long time that children from low-income homes tend to face greater challenges than other students. An education summit in Providence this month reminds us of yet another stumbling block: too many of those >
Allegations of Coercion, Deception Levied in RI, As Teachers Union Tries to Hold On To Members
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Aug 27, 6:38 AM: A letter obtained by GoLocalProv.com from the Bristol-Warren Education Association to teachers -- outlining what they will not get, if they do not opt into union representation, following the recentU.S. Supreme Court that unions >
R.I. group launches campaign to encourage union disaffiliation
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Aug 21, 6:50 AM: The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity has joined with like-minded groups in other states on what it describes as a $10-million campaign to “educate″ public employees how to extricate themselves from their >
Opinion: Charter schools help combat segregation
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Aug 3, 7:02 AM: As part of its intentionally diverse model, Blackstone Valley Prep Academy (BVP), a charter school network in Rhode Island, draws students from four different communities — Lincoln, Central Falls, Cumberland, and Pawtucket — >
Editorial: R.I. needs more charters
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Jul 31, 5:31 AM: Rhode Island is not the only state that limits the number of charter schools children can attend in lieu of traditional public schools. But it does stand out among them, according to a recent study by the Thomas B. Fordham >
City councilors question zoning decision on new RISE Prep Mayoral Academy location
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Jul 26, 6:27 AM: The appeal of the decision is the latest episode in the ongoing opposition of several city councilors to RISE Prep Mayoral Academy, a project championed by Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt that first opened to kindergartners from >
Unique entrepreneurship program offered at Scituate High
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Jul 26, 6:03 AM: As the second RIDE-approved entrepreneurship pathway offered in the state, the school will offer a program that is as unique and flexible as its students, according to Principal Michael Hassell, who said the program is designed as >
Pathway to competition
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Jul 19, 6:27 AM: This summer, school districts across northern Rhode Island are jockeying for position as they try to get ahead of the field on developing new educational pathway programs for students. With money at stake as children leave their >
R.I. union leaders woo new members
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Jul 18, 6:15 AM: In Rhode Island, that boils down to a ban on the mandatory payment by non-union members of “agency fees” which, for many of Rhode Island’s public-sector workers — and public school teachers — equates to 85 percent of what they would >
Providence City Council candidates discuss the issues at neighborhood meeting
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Jul 11, 4:59 AM: Hassett said he felt that charter schools were productive and useful, but that he wouldn’t want them replacing the public school system. Kerwin described charter schools as a “necessary evil” in Providence currently, but said she >
National teachers union leader to visit Providence schools amid dispute
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Jun 6, 7:22 AM: Weingarten’s appearance comes at a time when the Providence Teachers Union is locked in a tense battle with Mayor Jorge Elorza over stalled contract negotiations; the contract expired Aug. 31, 2017.
Advocates push for Tax Credit expansion to benefit private schools
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May 10, 5:36 AM: In the current school year, the program steered $300,000 in scholarships to 223 students at Catholic schools from the kindergarten to high school level across Rhode Island, according to Ed Bastia, the business administrator for the >
RI charter school organization forms political arm
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May 8, 5:26 AM: The Rhode Island League of Charter Schools has formed a nonprofit political advocacy arm that will likely play an active role in certain General Assembly races later this year.
Letter: RI’s families deserve a choice in schools
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May 4, 5:27 AM: Charter schools are not hybrid, they are public schools. The statement that access to charter schools is “random” is incorrect. The admission process is not “random.” It is mandated by the state of Rhode Island’s Department of >
Opinion: Don’t Take Sheehan’s Misunderstandings as Facts
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Apr 26, 5:21 AM: As I read Senator Sheehan’s April 17 opinion piece about increasing oversight of charter schools, I saw many opportunities to myth-bust charter school misconceptions. Given that misinformation about charters was shared publicly and >
Opinion: Public Oversight is a Necessity for RI Charter Schools
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Apr 17, 5:49 AM: That’s why I introduced legislation (2018-S 2186) to provide community representation to the governing body of publicly supported charter schools when a sending community’s students comprise more than 5 percent of a charter school’s >
RI Charter Schools’ Oliveira on Battling for Level Playing Field in 2018
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Apr 6, 6:52 AM: Keith Oliveira, the Executive Director of the Rhode Island League of Charter Schools, appeared on GoLocal LIVE where he spoke to the legislative agenda of the public charter school advocacy organization in 2018.

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