By Carole Marshall on October 12, 2017
A Providence Journal editorial on Thursday, September 14, “Some schools lead the way” praises charter schools for outstanding performances on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests. They are described as “heroic schools…in the urban core,” and are held up as proof that “the old canard that poverty is an […]
By Sheila Resseger on December 10, 2016
We know that the Achievement First charter chain, with schools in N.Y. and CT as well as R.I., wants to expand its mayoral academy in Providence, and the decision to deny or allow this expansion is to be made soon. In a way, this is Rhode Island’s version of Massachusetts’ Question 2, the proposal to […]
By Mark Santow on December 7, 2016
I am a member of the Providence School Board. I am a professor of the history of American cities and politics. And I am a parent of two children who have attended a charter school here in Providence. And I am speaking tonight in opposition to the proposal for the expansion of AF. As a […]
By Bob Plain on June 28, 2016
How misleading are Providence Journal editorials on public education and specifically charter schools? The news department ran a front page story this morning overtly correcting misinformation found in its editorials.
By Andrew Stewart on February 7, 2016
Rhode Island’s Future is dedicated to providing both quality news and analysis while also giving showcase to amazing arts and entertainment programming. As part of this, we will host a new Sunday Night Movie column that goes out of the way to find the quirky, kooky, and weird material we know our readers will enjoy. […]
By Steve Ahlquist on January 28, 2016
In a mildly contentious House debate, Reps passed 2016-H 7051, legislation that would require the approval of a city or town council to establish or expand a charter school.
Featuring Rep. Antonio Giarrusso, Rep. Michael J. Marcello, Rep. Gregg Amore, Rep. John J. DeSimone, Rep. David A. Coughlin, Jr., Rep. Patricia A. Serpa (who introduced the legislation) and Rep. Patricia L. Morgan.
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By Bob Plain on January 27, 2016
“There is great potential within the emerging green industries,” Paiva Weed told Bob Plain in an extended interview one day after introducing a report that lays out her policy recommendations. “If we as a state position ourselves to maximize all available opportunities it will in fact move us forward and secure for us national recognition.”
By Bob Plain on June 29, 2015
Don’t be thrown off because Jon Brien and I start out with bickering over where the Pawtucket Red Sox should play ball, we actually end up having a pretty decent debate about charter schools – though we didn’t really touch on the real issue, which is how do we fund them. News, Weather and Classifieds […]