Charter school organization looking at RI fails to make progress in CT

PROVIDENCE, RI – Four charter schools in Connecticut failed to make adequate yearly progress in the last academic year. The schools are run by a company looking to operate a pair of schools in Providence.

Results posted on Connecticut's Department of Education website show that four of Achievement First's charter schools did not make adequate yearly progress, and two of them showed no progress for at least two consecutive years. Those schools are Amistad Academy, Bridgeport Achievement First, Achievement First Hartford Academy and Elm City College Prep

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras is working with Achievement First to bring two elementary schools to the capital city. The goal is for the schools to open in the fall of 2013, pulling students from Cranston, North Providence, Providence and Warwick.

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