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Final approval given to 3 new Providence charter schools

Rhode Island’s Council on Elementary and Secondary Education has given the green light to three new Providence charter schools. The council issued the final approval on Wednesday to Excel Academy, Nuestro Mundo Public Charter School and Providence Preparatory Charter School, each of which will be allowed to operate for a maximum term of five years.
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RI League of Charter Schools: RIPEC Report on Public Charter Schools Confirms Inequity of Funding

The Rhode Island League of Charter Schools is applauding the recent release of the independent research and analysis of charter schools by the R.I. Public Expenditures Council (RIPEC). Read more here

Burrell leads honorees in PBN’s first Diversity & Inclusion Awards

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News has announced seven organizations and one individual winner in its new Diversity & Inclusion Awards program, who will be honored during the paper’s annual summit on the topic Dec. 5 from 8-11 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick…  Read Full Article 

Accepting proposals for the food service management of NSLP

Rhode Island League of Charter Schools is accepting proposals for the food service management of NSLP to begin 8/1/2018. Bids are due 7/20/2018 to 275 Westminster St, Ste 315, Providence, RI 02903 by 10:00am. Pre-bid meeting will be held on 7/9/18 at 10am at Paul Cuffee School, 459 Promenade St, Providence, RI. Contact [email protected] for a copy of the RFP and to RSVP.

Don’t Take Sheehan’s Misunderstandings as Facts

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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 originated from one of our esteemed members of the legislature, I worry that the community might take his misunderstandings as facts.  Like Rhode Island’s other public bodies, charter schools are also held to high standards of accountability and transparency.

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