Rhode Island · School Talk

Walton Foundation’s New Lending Funds Bring Much Needed Relief to the RI Charter Sector

Most people in Rhode Island don’t even have a full understanding of what a charter school actually is so it’s highly unlikely that they are aware of the disadvantages these public schools of choice face when it comes to acquiring needed space and facilities. While traditional school districts do not pay for their facilities out… Continue reading Walton Foundation’s New Lending Funds Bring Much Needed Relief to the RI Charter Sector

Rhode Island · School Talk

Pawtucket: A Tale of Two Cities, An Injustice for Students

As R.I. weighs a $2.2B investment in crumbling buildings, Pawtucket offers a study in contrasts, with the rewards of renovation and the risks of delayed repairs visible on the same street. –Providence Journal, January 28, 2018 The Providence Journal has begun a series on what they describe as Rhode Island’s “decrepit” schools. Here is an… Continue reading Pawtucket: A Tale of Two Cities, An Injustice for Students

Rhode Island · School Talk

BowFlex Update and Still No Mention of Student Outcomes (But We Did Get a Little Closer)

As I continue on my Bowflex journey—I’m in week 2—I found myself again leaning on my Governor to to get me through a work out. This time, instead of it being her annual State of the State address, it was a rare visit to the television studio as a guest Dan Yorke State of Mind.… Continue reading BowFlex Update and Still No Mention of Student Outcomes (But We Did Get a Little Closer)