From The Blog
by Christine Lopes Metcalfe
Charter schools are essential to the growth of high-quality public school options in Rhode Island. Watch one parent's testimony about the importance of charters to her family and her community. As she says, "in the 2014-2015 school year, there were over 11,000 charter school applications. That's a need."
Great schools change everything.
And every child deserves a great school, no matter their background. Together with Rhode Islanders across the state, RI-CAN fights for the research-backed policies that will make sure they get one.
As the executive director of Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy, a network of high-performing charter schools in northern Rhode Island, I see every day how the hard work of dedicated teachers makes this work not only possible, but palpable. Because we believe that every single "scholar" at BVP, 100 percent of them, have the potential to be great, and we believe that it is our job to ensure scholar success, success is happening. Read more...Jeremy ChiapettaFeb 12 2013