In The News

Beacon Charter Gifted $25K to Help Renovate Former Church

Beacon Charter was gifted $25,000 by Home Loan Investment Bank to support renovating a former church into a center for the arts for the school. Read more in the Woonsocket Call here.

RI News Today: Charter School application period ends March 16 in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island League of Charter Schools (RILCS) reminds families that the application period for charter public schools closes on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. More details from RI News Today here.

WPRI: When is the deadline to register in charter school lottery?

The deadline to register students in the Rhode Island charter school lottery is fast approaching. Parents have until Thursday, March 16, at 5 p.m. to apply for the 2023-2024 school year. Read more from WPRI news here.

Nearly 100 Rhode Island Families Explore Charter School Options

The R.I. League of Charter Schools welcomed nearly 100 families to our fair to learn more about our 20 public schools across the state and receive assistance completing an application. The high attendance reflects the increased demand for charter schools over the past few years. Rhode Island charter schools received a record 23,263 applications in 2022 for 2,353 available seats, a 17% increase from the prior school year.

For families that were unable to attend, our website provides a wealth of information, including school profiles. Charter schools continue to host in-person open houses on a rolling basis, as well. Click here to view our calendar.

National Alliance for Public Charter Schoosl: Let’s Fight to Protect Charter School Funding

The Charter Schools Program (CSP) is the nation’s only source of federal funding for new, expanding, and replicating charter schools. Still, it has been flat-funded at $440 million for the past four years—less than 1% of the country’s total public education budget.

We are asking Congress for $500 million to ensure charter schools are able to continue to open in the communities that want and need them. It is particularly important that CSP funding effectively supports charter school facilities.

Contact your Members of Congress to remind them to protect all children’s access to a high-quality, public education.

Learn more and contact Members of Congress here.