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Will defeat of charter school expansion in Mass. reverberate to R.I.?
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Nov 11, 6:43 AM: Massachusetts voters on Tuesday resoundingly defeated a ballot question calling for a major expansion of charter schools, an outcome that some observers say will reverberate nationally.
New charter school breaks ground in Providence
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Nov 10, 8:31 AM: Melissa Shunn-Mitchell, chairperson of the governing board for CCID, said as an educator she has put her whole heart into the new charter school.
More than 300 at Providence meeting on Achievement First expansion
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Nov 10, 7:14 AM: Two sides of a highly polarized debate on charter schools were on display last night as more than 300 parents, educators and elected officials jammed the Providence Public Library to weigh-in on the proposed expansion of >
2 Providence councilmen request additional charter school expansion hearings
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Nov 4, 7:21 AM: Two members of the Providence City Council have submitted a resolution asking the state K-12 council to extend its hearings on charter school expansions until after the fiscal impact on the local school district is >
Progressives urge Providence mayor to oppose charter expansion
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Nov 2, 6:18 AM: The Rhode Island Progressive Democrats have issued a statement opposing the expansion of Achievement First charter school and urging Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza to vote against the proposal.
Providence measures impact of charter school's proposed expansion
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Oct 25, 4:57 AM: Achievement First seeks to expand from its current enrollment of 720 students to more than 3,000 students by 2026, an expansion that some local officials fear will seriously undermine the regular school department. >
Parents, teachers defend Achievement First's plan to triple enrollment at Providence school
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Oct 20, 6:46 AM: Achievement First rallied the troops Wednesday, with more than a dozen teachers, parents and school leaders speaking in favor of the mayoral charter school's proposal to more than triple its enrollment by 2026-2027. >
R.I. schools get lowest classification from Education dept.
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Oct 13, 5:35 AM: Thirty public schools remain in the lowest of the state's classifications and 50 schools were identified because of low standardized test participation rates or low graduation rates.
Warwick, Cranston, will not support Achievement First charter expansion, mayors say
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Oct 12, 6:16 AM: Cranston Mayor Allan Fung and Warwick Mayor Scott Avidisian said they are not supporting the proposed expansion of Achievement First charter schools.
One New Charter School Proposal, Several Plans For Expansion
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Oct 4, 5:45 AM: Achievement First in Providence wants to add a third K-8 school and move forward with its plan to open a high school, and the Segue Middle School in Central Falls wants to add an elementary school. Those are just two of >
Achievement First seeks to more than triple charter-school enrollment in Providence
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Sep 30, 6:17 AM: Achievement First, which operates two charter elementary schools in Providence, has applied to expand its existing charter network from 920 to 3,112 children by the year 2026-27.
Achievement First looking toward charter-school expansion in Rhode Island
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Sep 29, 6:29 AM: Achievement First, a charter-school network with two elementary schools in Providence, is expected to submit an application to the state to expand.
School officials, researchers clash over R.I. school choice
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Sep 8, 4:41 AM: As parents send their children off to school and policymakers gear up for the new fiscal year, the debate over the quality of primary and secondary education in Rhode Island is taking center stage once again. One of the >
Recently-opened Providence charter school already making big strides
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Sep 6, 5:20 AM: Achievement First Mayoral Academy – a Providence charter school – had a very difficult time getting approval to open three years ago. This year was the school’s first year participating in the state’s PARCC testing and >
Ricci remains wary of new charter school legislation
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Jul 26, 6:04 AM: A local critic of Rhode Island’s charter school funding formula has questions regarding legislation signed earlier this month by Gov. Gina Raimondo. Chariho Superintendent of Schools Barry Ricci said he was concerned that >
New alternative high school to start Providence, Central Falls students on career path
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Jul 22, 7:20 AM: Providence and Central Falls have a new alternative high school for young adults called YouthBuild Preparatory Academy.  Raimondo signed the bill into law during a ceremony at the State House on Wednesday. >
Raimondo OKs bill that includes new restrictions on new charter schools
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Jul 14, 6:51 AM: Calling it a reasonable compromise, Governor Raimondo on Wednesday approved a bill that allows existing charter schools to expand but puts up more obstacles for new charter school networks to open.
Gallo bill awaiting Raimondo OK wouldn't block R.I. charter school expansion
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Jun 28, 6:19 AM: The pioneer Benalto School permanently closed its doors on June 24 after 87 years of service, but not before parents jumped key hurdles towards creating a new education service for their hamlet.
Charter school funding method gets cool reception
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Jun 20, 6:12 AM: State Sen. Elaine Morgan, R-Hopkinton, says she opposes changes to the charter school funding formula in the new state budget, but Chariho Superintendent of Schools Barry Ricci has reacted with cautious optimism. >
R.I. House OKs new funding formula for charters
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Jun 16, 6:42 AM: The House passed an education plan Wednesday that creates winners and losers among charter schools, supports the governor's much-touted empowerment schools and, for the first time, awards additional money to help students >

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