charter school en Despite Critics, Achievement First Charter School Up And Running <p>Achievement First is a brand new charter school in Providence that also operates schools in Connecticut and New York.&nbsp; Critics fought hard to keep it from opening in Rhode Island, arguing that among other problems, it would take money away from other public schools. But supporters and organizers from Achievement First say they are offering an alternative to public schools that are struggling. Rhode Island Public Radio's Education Reporter Elisabeth Harrison took a tour of the Providence school.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 13:41:47 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 24315 at Despite Critics, Achievement First Charter School Up And Running School Highlights Tech-Based Learning <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Online learning is a tool in many Rhode Island classrooms. But a charter school opening next fall in Providence takes high tech to a whole new level.</span></p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 12:27:12 +0000 Flo Jonic 12861 at Tuesday, March 5, 2013 <p>Congressman David Cicilline predicts that public outrage about the impact of across the board spending cuts will eventually lead to a new budget agreement.&nbsp; Early voting could come to RI if a proposed bill is passed by the General Assembly.&nbsp; These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href=""></a></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:44:07 +0000 Lydia Rogers 11361 at 90 percent of teachers support charterization for Spaziano Elementary <p>School leaders say 90 percent of the faculty at Spaziano Elementary School in Providence support their plan to turn the public school into a charter school.</p><p>Spaziano has filed an early “prospectus” detailing its plans to the Providence School Department. District officials have asked all Providence schools to consider becoming charters, and so far two schools have shown an interest in taking them up on the proposal.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 21:02:37 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 4734 at Few Providence schools choose charterization <p>Two Providence elementary schools will apply to become charter schools. The first schools entering a new district initiative are Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and Spaziano Elementary School.</p><p>Martin Luther King school leaders say they plan to work the The Learning Community Charter School in Central Falls. Spaziano will partner with the Highlander Charter School in Providence.</p><p>More details to come!</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 15:44:13 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 8369 at Will Rhode Island’s first charter school also be the first to shut down? <p>State Education Commissioner Deborah Gist is calling for the closure of the Academy for Career Exploration (ACE), formerly known as Textron/Chamber of Commerce Providence Public Charter School, citing poor academic results and leadership failures.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:15:22 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 8386 at RIDE schedules vote on teacher certification scores, Cranston charter school <p>The State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is slated to vote today on new rules for obtaining teacher credentials in Rhode Island.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 17:40:55 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 8400 at