Rhode Island

Year Law Enacted: 1995

Number of Charter Students in the State

6,433


5%

Percentage of public school students attending charters Derived from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools

Number of Charter Schools

24


6%

Percentage of public schools that are charters Derived from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools

Authorizing Policy Context

Rhode Island has only one authorizer, with much policy set through rules and regulations. The sole authorizer voluntarily employs strong practices that largely mirror those that result from NACSA’s recommended policies—enacting them into law will ensure they continue into the future.