school closures

City Council resolution calls for more transparency on Providence school closure decisions

BY: - July 7, 2023

PROVIDENCE — The City Council is considering a move that would require the Rhode Island Department of Education and Providence Public School District to release records related to the closing of three public schools in the past four years and any others going forward.  A resolution, introduced by Ward 1 Councilman John Gonçalves seeks to have […]

Providence City Council to consider charter school lease renewal

BY: - June 26, 2023

PROVIDENCE — The closure of two schools in the capital city’s South Side may open the door to the expansion of charter schools, a prospect many parents want to stop.  Meanwhile, discussion and vote on a lease agreement for Achievement First Promesa Elementary to continue operating at the site of the former Charles N. Fortes […]