Rhode Island Mayoral Academies http://ripr.org en Contested Charter School to Open in Providence http://ripr.org/post/contested-charter-school-open-providence <p>Achievement First, a big box charter operator from Connecticut, opens its first school in Rhode Island this month. Plans for Achievement First in Rhode Island originally called for a network of public charter schools serving students in Kindergarten through the end of high school, but the proposal almost immediately ran into opposition from parents and teachers.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:09:52 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 20267 at http://ripr.org Charter School Prepares to Grow to Seven Campuses http://ripr.org/post/charter-school-prepares-grow-seven-campuses <p>Blackstone Valley Prep has received the go-ahead from state officials to continue operating for another five years and more than double the number of schools it runs around the state.</p><p><a href="http://blackstonevalleyprep.org/" target="_blank">Blackstone Valley Prep</a>, a charter school, currently operates two elementary schools in Cumberland and a middle school in Lincoln. Plans call for a high school to open this fall at a location still to be determined.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:26:14 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 18564 at http://ripr.org Advocates Protest Legislation Allowing Schools on Toxic Sites http://ripr.org/post/advocates-protest-legislation-allowing-schools-toxic-sites <p>Environmental advocates gathered at the Statehouse Wednesday to protest legislation that would roll back restrictions that prevent schools from building on toxic sites.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 12:28:28 +0000 Bradley Campbell 15696 at http://ripr.org